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Saturday / December 15.
  • Kentucky Commits Gabriel, Killeya-Jones to Sign This Week (UPDATED)

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    CQPjDlzUAAAq7bqKentucky commits Wenyen Gabriel and Sacha Killeya-Jones will sign their National Letters of Intent this week after the early signing period begins on Wednesday.

    Gabriel, the 6-foot-10, 195-pound forward from Wilbraham & Monson, will sign on Wednesday at 1 p.m., coach Mike Mannix told He committed on Oct. 1 over Duke, UConn, Maryland and Providence.

    The 6-10 Killeya-Jones out of Lynchburg (VA) Episcopal School will sign on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., he told He committed on Aug. 19 over North Carolina, N.C. State, Kansas and others.

    “I’m very excited,” he said. “It will be at Rick Lewis’ preseason tournament next weekend.”

    Gabriel and Killeya-Jones – along with New Zealand big man Tai Wynyard, who arrives in December – will help offset the losses ofAlex Poythress and perhaps Marcus Lee from the Kentucky front court.

    Wynyard’s mother, Karmyn, told he plans to sign soon.

    “He plans on signing this month, we still have to talk with coaches regarding paperwork, etc.” she said by email.

    Kentucky remains in the mix for several uncommitted 2016 players, including guards De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Kobi Simmons, Rawle Alkins and big men Marques Bolden, Jarrett Allen, Bam Adebayo and Udoka Azubuike.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.