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Boogie Fland Commits To Kentucky

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

John Calipari does it again. You just can never count him out when it comes to recruiting elite high school talent. Boogie Fland, the 5-star combo guard from White Plains, New York, just announced that he will be committing to the University of Kentucky for the class of 2024.

Fland had Kentucky in his final three schools along with Alabama and Indiana. Many thought that Indiana may have been the lock to land Boogie Fland but a late push from the Kentucky coaching staff was able to secure Kentucky's second commitment for the class, along with Somto Cyril.

The newest Wildcat is ranked 20th nationally and tabbed as the 2nd best player in his position. To add to that, he's the third-best overall player in the entire state of New York. Besides the three finalist in Kentucky, Alabama, and Indiana, Fland received many other offers from several top programs such as North Carolina, Michigan, Auburn, UConn, Florida, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, and Oregon, with many more to follow.

From what I have seen from Boogie Fland he seems to be a very skilled shooter. He bases his game on his ability to make tough shots against the defense while continuing to build up his body strength and learning different ways to impact a game outside of just points. He has a lot of raw talent that I believe Coach Cal and the staff can further develop in his time at Kentucky. In regards to the other side of the ball, Boogie has a long reach, quick hands, and quick foot speed to be effective as a solid defender. He is able to defend with a mindset that leads to a high steal rate, showcasing just that when he averaged 1.7 steals per game in High School.

This is a good start for the 2024 class for the staff. There are a couple more top-25 recruits to keep your eyes on for potential commits, with a few of the major ones being five-star small forward Karter Knox (brother of former Wildcat Kevin Knox) and four-star shooting guard Billy Richmond. If Kentucky can manage to land those two as well this would be a very great start for next season's class.

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