Kentucky now has its third confirmed visitor for Big Blue Madness as Devin Booker affirmed his intentions to visit for the Cats’ first official practice.
Emmanuel Mudiay and Stanley Johnson are the two other confirmed visitors at this point.
Johnson informed the Courier Journal of Booker’s plan to go with him and Booker confirmed the news today in an interview at the LeBron James Skills Academy.
Booker is a 6’6″ shooting guard from Moss Point, Mississippi. Known primarily as a sharpshooter, he has a composite ranking of No. 25 in the country.
Kentucky expects to receive quite a few visitors before all is said and done. In fact, Johnson told the Courier Journal that “a lot of guys are going,” and “it’s going to be packed.”
Johnson personally believes that there isn’t a better time to visit Kentucky than during Big Blue Madness.
“That’s the beginning of the new season,” he explained. “Them having the best recruiting class in the country in (2013), probably one of the best teams in the country. (From) talking to Coach Cal and Coach Antigua about which visit I should take, I told them I want to see them at their best, and they said that’s their best. I’m excited to see what they have to offer.”
Out of the 2014 class, Rashad Vaughn is another likely candidate for a Big Blue Madness visit. Myles Turner is another name to keep an eye on, though he has a very long list of schools and hasn’t put too much thought into scheduling visits yet. Cliff Alexander visited last year, so he may opt to focus on another school this time around. There should also be a few prospects from the 2015 class in attendance.
This year’s version of Big Blue Madness should be one to remember with arguably the top recruiting class in history coming in, so there may be no better time to get future prospects on campus. Kentucky has only offered eight guys in the 2014 class and three are already planning to attend Big Blue Madness. When all is said and done, they should have five or six 2014 guys in attendance.
Needless to say, there will be a lot of talent in the building on October 18 — both on and off the court.