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UK targets Jalen Green, Joshua Christopher show why playing together in college could work

Jalen Green (USA Basketball Photo)


Kentucky recruiting targets Jalen Green and Joshua Christopher, both five-star players, have openly talked about playing together in college. They’ve also talked about playing with Brandon Boston, another five-star player who verbally committed to Kentucky on Saturday.

Green and Christopher may think even more now about playing together in college after they were on the winning team at the Big time Tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend. Their team went 6-0 and won by an average of 16 points per game.

Both Green and Christopher are from California and Boston, who has played high school basketball in Norcross, Ga., is transferring to California to play his senior season.

Green is the No. 3 ranked player in the 2020 class and averaged 18 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game during the Nike EYBL competition. Green hopes to take an official visit to Kentucky but has indicated he won’t make a college choice until the spring. Memphis and Oregon are two other teams recruiting Green with a lot of vigor.

Christopher is also a top 10 player and has UCLA, Missouri, Michigan and Arizona State along with Kentucky in his final five. Like Green — and Boston — he’s a versatile player capable of playing multiple positions. Like the other two, he can also be a prolific scorer or help a team win in other ways.

“It seems like the buzz this year is around some of the guys like Boston, Green and Christopher all playing together in college. This definitely gives Kentucky a big plus getting Boston to commit,” recruiting analyst David Sisk said.

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