Updated: Dec 15, 2021
Kentucky is back to their old recruitin’ ways, stacking up one of the best recruiting classes in recent years.
All four commitments to UK in the class of 2022, Skyy Clark, Chris Livingston, Shaedon Sharpe and Cason Wallace, have all signed their national letters of intent.
Getting players to commit and signing them are two different things, and it’s a good feeling when you know they will now for sure be playing basketball in Lexington.
Shaedon Sharpe is the only one of the four who will enroll early, with plans to come this January for the spring semester. Clarke, Livingston and Wallace will join in the summer as normally scheduled.
“I am really excited about this group,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “When you watch these guys play, the talent and upside is obvious, but what stands out to me about all four of them is how much they want this and want to be here. Their mentality and their drive separate them from their peers. They all wanted to play with one another and wanted the challenge of competing against the best every day. Big Blue Nation, I can’t wait for you to meet this group and watch them play.”
In every season but one of the Calipari era, the Wildcats have signed a top-three recruiting class according to the Recruiting Services Consensus Index.
With the fall additions, Kentucky has signed 66 top-50 recruits, 52 top-25 players and 28 top-10 players (according to Rivals) in what will now be Calipari's 14th recruiting class at Kentucky.