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Monday / December 18.
  • Kentucky, Arizona, Oregon Among Those Recruiting Shooting Guard Jemarl Baker

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    As he seeks to add to his incoming recruiting class, Kentucky coach John Calipari on Friday will visit Jemarl Baker, a 6-4 shooting guard from Los Angeles (CA) Theodore Roosevelt, his AAU coach told ZAGSBLOG.

    Baker recently obtained his release from Cal after the coaching change and now has a list of nine schools.

    Silver said Utah’s Larry Krystowiak saw Baker last week and that Arizona’s Sean Miller, Oregon’s Dana Altman and Marquette’s Steve Wojciechowski are all expected in soon.

    “Jemarl is one of the best guards in the country,” Silver said. “He’s a pure knock-down shooter and a proven winner with a tremendous upside.”

    Kentucky has a five-man recruiting class that includes guards Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and remains in the mix for Tampa (FL) Catholic small forward Kevin Knox. Knox had narrowed his list to Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina and Florida State, but recently announced a visit this coming weekend to Missouri.

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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.