By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky basketball’s biggest recruiting concern today is whether Jaden McDaniels will pick home-state Washington or the Wildcats. However, while McDaniels remains undecided as far as we know, there was some significant movement in the 2020 class with 6-6 shooting guard Brandon Boston of Norcross, Ga.
Rivals.com recruiting analysts Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater both changing their predictions for Boston from Duke to Kentucky. Auburn had also been perceived as a more likely landing destination for Boston compared to Kentucky.
Boston is a consensus top 15 player in the 2020 recruiting class and a player that could continue to see his stock rise. He’s already No. 6 in the ESPN rankings and No. 7 at Rivals.com.
Another plus for the Boston surge is that his AAU teammate is five-star point guard Sharife Cooper. The two have gone public with their talk about playing together in college. Auburn is the perceived leader for Cooper while Duke remains a strong contender for Boston.
Boston, who got an early offer from Kentucky, also has offers from LSU, Florida, Kansas, UCLA, Texas and Ohio State.