Notebook: Luke Kennard visits Kentucky again, 2014 ranking updates

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Luke Kennard made his second visit to Kentucky in the last month, stopping by Lexington last weekend. The off the cuff campus visit was a spur of the moment decision but continues to show Kentucky rising in the 2015 wing’s recruitment.

“It was kind of a spur of the moment thing,” Mark Kennard told the Herald-Leader. “We just kind of stopped in. It wasn’t anything big. Not anything too exciting — we just stopped in to say hello and that was basically it.”

Kennard’s father said they spoke with Calipari for about 20 minutes, grabbed some dinner on campus and then headed back to Franklin, Ohio. Kennard also took an unofficial visit to UK on Aug. 1. He is one of six players from the Class of 2015 with a scholarship offer from the Cats.

Kennard was raised as a Kentucky fan and the Wildcats appear to have put the full court press on the Ohio native after offering him this July.

According to SNY.tv, Kennard also plans to cut his list soon. Kennard’s latest list of offers includes North Carolina, Duke, Michigan, Kentucky, Louisville, West Virginia, Ohio State, Michigan State, Butler, Indiana, Iowa, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin and Xavier.

“He has about 10-12 favorites right now,” Mark Kennard said. “We have to sit down soon and cut the list down. We will probably do that in the next two to three weeks.”

Devin Robinson sets two visits; Michigan sixth?

Devin Robinson has two visits scheduled, to Oklahoma State Sept. 13 and Indiana Oct. 4, according to Zags Blog. Michigan is trying to get Robinson on campus for a visit and has been recruiting him heavily since July. Robinson’s high school coach updated his recruitment earlier this week.

At this point, Michigan does not appear to be in Robinson’s top five.

But another report has Michigan in Robinson’s top six:

Michigan targets ranked in Scout 100

Scout updated its top-100 rankings after the summer earlier this week and a number of Michigan targets are ranked favorably.

Michigan offers Kameron Chatman (23), Devin Booker (30) and Trevon Bluiett (40) are all ranked along with targets Devin Robinson (24), Jonah Bolden (38), James Blackmon Jr. (56), Jaylen Johnson (62) and Donte Grantham (90).

The rankings should be updated, along with the latest 247 Sports consensus ranking and crystal ball projection on our player profiles.

Elite 24 Weekend

Michigan recruiting targets Devin Booker and Stephen Zimmerman are participating in the Under Armour Elite 24 All-Star game this weekend in Brooklyn. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU at 7 p.m. on Saturday with the Dunk Contest and Skills Competition aired tonight at 7 p.m. (ESPNU).

Other Notes

  • Retiredat23

    Luke is a talent for sure; lights-out shooter, can handle the ball and pass, and is athletic enough to finish above them rim when need be. I like his game a lot.

  • jakelam2116

    Those rankings befuddle me. Having seen both Booker and Chatman in person, Booker’s the better prospect. I like Kameron, but I don’t think he’d make as big a splash at least initially as Booker.