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Following their appearance against Providence at the Barclays Center on Sunday, Kentucky will recruit in the area on Monday.
Assistant coach Kenny Payne will check in at Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, which is loaded with young talent, including 2015 guard Isaiah Briscoe, 2015 forward Chris Silva and 2016 guard Asante Gist.
“We are excited to have Kentucky coming in to see our underclassmen Monday,” RC coach Dave Boff told SNY.tv. “It shows our kids are drawing attention from the top programs.”
Duke is also expected in the middle of the month to see Briscoe and Silva. Duke plays UCLA at Madison Square Garden Dec. 19.
The 6-foot-3 Briscoe has a long list of offers, with Syracuse, Florida, Arizona, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Rutgers all in the mix.
He was at the Arizona-Drexel game Wednesday at the Garden.
The 6-9 Silva, meantime, holds offers from Syracuse, Cincinnati, Creighton, Villanova, Rutgers and Seton Hall.
The 5-11 Gist recently told SNY.tv Seton Hall, Rutgers, Penn, Fordham and USF are recruiting him hard.
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.