Western Kentucky Basketball Recruiting Update | WKU Connection

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With the start of the season just around the corner WKU Basketball has had some prospect news break over the past few days.

J.J. Traynor Picks Louisville

No surprise here, in a post last week we mentioned that Traynor was most likely headed to Louisville because of his strong connection with the university and it seemed that ever since he received an offer from UofL he has his sights set on the Cards.

WKU Men’s basketball Head Coach Rick Stansbury was early on Traynor, offering him his first division 1 scholarship offer back in late April. WKU was in the lead mostly for Traynor until Louisville stepped in an offered him earlier this month. Since the Louisville offer it had been all cards by every service that follows recruiting.

Stansbury will have to turn elsewhere for his center piece of the 2020 recruiting class. As of right now Dayvion Mcknight remains the only commitment the Hilltoppers have inline for 2020. If we know anything about Rick Stansbury it is that he has shown the ability to go out and find grad transfer in his time on the Hill. I wouldn’t worry to much about the 2020 recruiting class if he can continue to bring in high level grad transfer to Western Kentucky.

Zion Harmon picks up an offer from Maryland

You may be asking yourself, why is this significant news? Simply put, Harmon is originally from Maryland (D.C. metro area) and he even added Maryland to his top list of schools after receiving the offer last week. Easy to see why Marlyand could be a contender in landing a commitment from Harmon. They were even in to visit him this morning according to his social media feed.

Since taking an official visit to Western Kentucky Harmon has also attended Meet the Racers, Murray States form of Midnight Madness. As of right now the 2021 guard has not said where he will be taking an official visit to next. A rumor is going that Harmon is a lock to reclassify to the class of 2020 pending that he be eligible for the 2020-2021 college basketball season.

Kyree Walker is still a mystery

A 5 star talent from Arizona,Western Kentucky was in to visit Walker the end of last month. Then,Kyree was still a part of his High School team Hillcrest Prep, now news has came out that Walker has left the school and is exploring his options with potentially college and overseas teams interested in his services. As of right now, I don’t think even Kyree Walker knows what his next move is.

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BREAKING: Rick Stansbury Visits 4 Star Top 50 Senior Kyree Walker | WKU Connection

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News broke earlier today that Rick Stansbury is visiting consensus top 50 talent Kyree Walker this afternoon.

Many rumors are floating around Walker at the moment, those include, reclassifying to 2019, going over seas to be eligible for next years NBA Draft, and staying in the current class of 2020. Right now Walker is currently class of 2020. I’m sure that if Walker were to enroll to at any university he would have to sit out until the end of the fall semester. Nonetheless, if Rick Stansbury can land Kyree it would be huge for the program.

IF WKU were to land Walker get ready for the tweets coming from Jeff Goodman.

A top 50 ranking may not be high enough.

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