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Sunday / June 16.
  • All 30 NBA teams were invited to Kentucky’s annual Pro Day on Sunday to watch the youngest team John Calipari has had in his nine seasons in Lexington.

    This year’s Wildcats will have to replace 92.6 percent of their scoring and 76.6 percent of their rebounding from a year ago. Wenyen Gabriel, Sacha Killeya-Jones and Tai Wynyard are the only current players who played in games last season.

    “It’s hard, young kids,” Calipari said on ESPNU. “I’m having fun with it, but it’s hard.”

    There is no projected No. 1 pick — or even a Top-5 type pick — on the current Kentucky roster, but they do have multiple projected draft picks, as usual.

    Jordan Brown, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Prolific Prep (CA), has two official visits upcoming in the next few weeks.

    Brown will visit St. John’s Oct. 13 for their Red Storm Tip-Off event, and will then visit UCLA the weekend of Oct. 20.

    “There are no other visits set,” Dion Brown, the player’s father, said from the USA Basketball minicamp in Colorado Springs, Colo. “But we would like to take all five visits at some point. A lot will depend on our basketball schedule this season.”

    Zion Williamson, the No. 2 ranked player in 2018 per ESPN.com, will visit Kentucky, Duke and UCLA across the next three weeks following his appearance this weekend at the USA Basketball minicamp in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Still, Williamson says not to count out home state schools Clemson or South Carolina in his recruitment.

    “No, you should not count out Clemson or South Carolina,” Williamson told Krysten Peek of Rivals.com in Colorado. “They’re showing me a lot of love and I like the messages they’re giving me.”

    He has already visited Clemson, where his stepfather Lee Anderson played.

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