Calipari wants to ensure that he has the best player available in 2024.
This week, John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats are putting in a lot of effort to build up their recruiting class for 2024.
Jack Pilgrim of Kentucky Sports Radio reported that Cal and Orlando Antigua would be visiting Ian Jackson on Tuesday. Calipari announced on Twitter that he was currently in the Bronx.
Jackson is presently listed as the best player in the class of 2024 overall, and the Cats have made recruiting him their top priority for the class of 2024.
The 6-foot-5 guard is at his most effective on the defensive end of the court, but he is making strides to improve his offensive game as well, particularly as a jump shooter, and his offensive game is starting to come together.
Jackson stated to KSR that “the way I get after it on the defensive end” is what differentiates him from others in his class. “I take great pride in the fact that no one has ever scored on me. It’s probably something about being from New York, but I really take pride in guarding the other end of the court and ensuring that no one scores. I secure everything at that end of the floor.”
He then went on to say that “the jump shot is absolutely what’s changed throughout the summer, truly.” Being able to knock it down became a significantly more constant ability. This definitely resulted in a change for me in terms of my level of confidence when it came to playing the two position, putting myself in a position to come off pick and rolls, and creating plays. Creating plays and converting their jump shots.”
Jackson is a passionate John Calipari and Kentucky Wildcats fan. He has referred to Kentucky as his “dream school” and has discussed how much it would mean to him to play for Calipari.
He stated, “I would be able to play for John Calipari.” [Citation needed] “He has a lot of knowledge about what it takes to become a pro, and if I asked him for help, he would guide me through the necessary steps.”
Calipari is not only going to see Jackson this week; he is also going to see other top recruits for the class of 2024.
Trentyn Flowers is presently ranked as the No. 21 player in the class as a whole and as the No. 8 small forward in the class overall.
According to Andrew Slater of Pro Insight, Flowers is getting visits from a number of the best colleges and universities in the country, such as North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Kansas, Arizona, and Texas.
Slater also mentioned that Flowers is anticipated to prune his list in the near future, which means that it will be intriguing to watch if the Cats make the cut or not.