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Isaiah Jackson (USA Basketball Photo)


Adding 6-9 Isaiah Jackson to Kentucky’s 2020 was a “great fit” for the Wildcats according to recruiting writer Krysten Peek.

“He gets better and better and definitely has not reached his ceiling yet,” Peek said. “He is very raw in terms of talent but he does things in transition that will really surprise you.

“He has a quite demeanor but on the court he is kind of like Kahlil Whitney. I think he’s a great fit for Kentucky with the class it has coming in. He could be great playing with Terrence Clarke and BJ Boston.”

Point guard Devin Askew, another UK signee who reclassified from the 2021 class to the 2020 class, is another “great fit” in Peek’s opinion.

“He was obviously ready to reclassify and I think he will make an impact right away,” Peek said. “I don’t think he will be a one-and-done player, either. I think he will be looking at the mold of Ashton Hagans (staying for a second year after reclassifying).

“Last summer he told his dad he wanted to be a pro and wanted to see which coach would push me and it turned out to be Cal and Kenny Payne. He said no one would push him harder than Cal.”

Peek says he has a unique talent level.

“He is a true point guard,” Peek said. “His crossover is so crazy and fast. He likes to dish the ball, but is not a guy that has to take shots to be happy or impact a game. He will be great with BJ and Terrence.”

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  1. I think Jackson is going to really surprise a lot of people…got a real live body! Askew is definitely a “fast, but don’t hurry” type point guard who can really touch pass and make shots…two superb talents.

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