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Thursday / December 1.
  • Five-stars D.J. Wagner, Aaron Bradshaw to attend Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Five-star Camden (N.J.) High School and NJ Scholars teammates D.J. Wagner and Aaron Bradshaw will both be in attendance for Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness on Oct. 14, sources confirmed.

    The 6-foot-3 Wagner is the No. 1-ranked player in the Class of 2023 and is expected to choose between Kentucky and Louisville, although he has not set an announcement date.

    He visited Kentucky a year ago for Big Blue Madness, and Kentucky coach John Calipari recently met with both players in New Jersey.

    “Coach (John Calipari) is a great coach and that’s a great university,” Wagner told ZAGSBLOG at Peach Jam. “They’ve had some great teams come through there.”

    The 7-2 Bradshaw will announce the next step in his basketball career on Nov. 16, and is expected to decide between Kentucky, Louisville and the NBA G League. Michigan, Maryland, UCLA and Oklahoma State were also included in Bradshaw’s top seven released back in May.

    Bradshaw visited Kentucky and Louisville in June, and has also been to Memphis and Oklahoma State.

    He was originally slated to play in the all-star games in New Jersey against Overtime Elite on Oct. 14-15, but will now visit Kentucky instead.

    Kentucky commits Reed Shepard, Justin Edwards and Rob Dillingham are also in the mix to attend Big Blue Madness.

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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.