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Kentucky rejects a four-star Virginia Tech pledge

Under new head coach Kenny Brooks, Kentucky made a lot more commitments on Friday.

 

Brooks announced on social media on Friday that he had secured his first high school commitment, flipping Orlando (Fla.) Lake Highlands Prep 4-star wing Lexi Blue from Virginia Tech, after earning three promises in three hours on Thursday night.

 

ESPN ranks Blue (6-2), who had committed to the Hokies since July of last year, as a 4-star recruit and the 38th overall pick in the 2024 class.

East Florida State College forward Amelia Hassett, who had previously committed to Virginia Tech, as well as Hokies All-American point guard Georgia Amoore and freshman center Clara Strack, who all committed to the Wildcats on Thursday within hours of one another, join her in Kentucky’s 2024 class.

 

On March 28, Brooks was revealed as the new head coach of Kentucky. Brooks built the Virginia Tech program from the ground up, leading the Hokies to their first-ever Final Four the previous season and winning the ACC regular season championship this one.

I thought Virginia Tech was a sleeping giant when I first arrived. I’ve learned a lot about Kentucky’s academic scene as I’ve continued my investigation. I am aware of the fervent support of the fan base. I’m sure you’ll have access to resources that will enable you to get to a competitive level. You want to be in line with the SEC’s leadership and its rich history in order to attempt to develop something truly unique, as I am sure you are aware. Upon summing everything up, I concluded that there will be a sleeping behemoth that requires arousal,” stated Brooks.

Since coming to Kentucky, Brooks has also extended scholarship offers to the following players: Imari Berry (5-10), a McDonald’s All-American and former Clemson signee who is a 5-star guard in Clarksville, Tennessee; ZaKiyah Johnson (6-0) of Sacred Heart 2025 in Louisville, Kentucky; Adelaide Jernigan (5-10), a 4-star guard at Bishop McGuinness in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and UK, Louisville, and North Carolina.

Eight athletes are now registered on the UK transfer portal, and one of the two players signed for 2024—6-5 center Ramiya White of Louisville, Kentucky—has resumed recruiting.

 

From the team from previous season, only guards Saniah Tyler, Cassidy Rowe, and Amiya Jenkins are still there.

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