National Recruiting Expert Calls J.J. Traynor ‘The Biggest Sleeper In The Country’ In 2020 | WKU Connection

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National Recruiting expert Evan Daniels of 247 Sports calls Bardtown High Schools J.J. Traynor, “One of the biggest sleepers in the country

The Bardtown senior has flew up the 247 sports rankings over the summer from being outside the top 100 to now being ranked the #76 player overall in the class of 2020.

Daniels also had this to say, when asked about Traynor:

“I think he’s got tremendous physical tools. He was just measured in at 6-8.5, a 7-2 wingspan, has a 32-inch standing vertical. All the physical tools are there and the game is coming. He’s just taking big strides. He just turned 17 last week, so he’s still pretty young and his game is starting to develop. Skills are starting to come. He can play inside and out. He’s kind of a combo forward. He’s skilled enough to grab boards and start the break. He can handle some on the perimeter. Long-range jump shots are an area for improvement, but I saw him twice in July and each game he made a three. There’s just so much talent there.”

Evan Daniels (Director of Basketball Recruiting for 247 sports)

Traynor took his official visit to WKU on May 10th of 2019 before shooting up the rankings later that summer. He has scheduled visits with Louisville (Aug. 26th), Cincinnati (Aug. 29th), and Kentucky (Oct. 18th). Schools outside of the area have reached out to Traynor as well, Virginia, Michigan, and Maryland to name a few.

National Recruiting Analyst Expects Selton Miguel to Commit to Western Kentucky | WKU Connection


19 Days until 4 Star SF Selton Miguel is set to narrow his list to 7, recruiting expert Russ Wood predicts Miguel to commit to Western Kentucky.

Woods logged his pick of WKU on the Rivals recruiting website on August 20th.

Russ is an expert on Basketball recruiting with an 89.7% accuracy rate (95/106). Woods has not logged an incorrect prediction in the rivals site since January of this year (20 picks ago).

The Biggest Threat

The biggest threat in the recruitment of Selton is Kansas State, which he will officially visit this weekend. This weekend will be huge in the recruitment of Miguel. Kansas State will get the last visit of Miguels recruiting process. Therefore, getting to make the last impression.

Miguel has risen up the recruiting ranking over the past weeks. Rising from 135th overall in May to 103 overall in late August. (More change likely to come).

With no decison date set yet, adding a commitment of Selton Miguel would mean Western Kentucky would add their 8th best overall prospect in school history according to 247 sports.

WKU Basketball Target Selton Miguel To Narrow List Soon | WKU Connection

Friday afternoon 4 star 2020 SF prospect Selton Miguel announced he will be narrowing his college list to 7 on September 22nd.

Look for Miguel’s Top 7 to include Western Kentucky. Rivals has Miguel’s future cast at 100% WKU. As of right now, Kansas State is expected to be the biggest threat to Western Kentucky in the recruitment of Miguel.

Recently, Selton has flew up the Rivals rankings from 128 to 103rd overall (^25) in the class of 2020.

Come on down Mr. Miguel!


WKU Basketball’s Possible Schedule| WKU Connection

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Conference USA has announced some teams schedules for the upcoming season and this is what we have assume to realize for WKU 2019-2020 Conference USA basketball schedule. The TV schedule and times will be announced at a later date.

They are as follows:

  • Jan 2 vs North Texas
  • Jan. 4 vs Rice
  • Jan. 9 at UAB
  • Jan 11 at Middle Tennessee
  • Jan 16 vs Old Dominion
  • Jan 18 vs Charlotte
  • Jan 22 at Marshall
  • Jan 25 vs Marshall
  • Jan 30 at FAU
  • Feb 1 at FIU
  • Feb 6 vs Louisiana Tech
  • Feb 8 vs Southern Mississippi
  • Feb 13 at UTEP
  • Feb 15 at UTSA

Bonus play is back for another year but this year it will be taking a week off from the last game to the start of bonus play dates are as followed Feb 22, Feb 27, Mar 1, Mar 4 and the last game being Mar 7. Each team will only play 4 of those 5 days during that span.

If this is the schedule which games are you most excited for and what do you think our record will be during the 18 conference games?

Plan accordingly. See you in Diddle!