Kentucky lands commitment from five-star Keldon Johnson

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One day after missing out on the top recruit in the Class of 2018, Kentucky landed a five-star prospect of their own.

Keldon Johnson, a 6-foot-6 wing that is spending his senior season at Oak Hill Academy, announced on Saturday evening that he will be spending his college career playing for the Wildcats.

Johnson was one of the most impressive players on the EYBL circuit during the summer, turning himself into one of the nation’s most in-demand prospects. A top-15 prospect in the class, Johnson picked the Wildcats over Maryland, N.C. State and Texas.

This is the second commitment for Kentucky in the class, as they already landed point guard Immanuel Quickley, a top ten prospect in the class.

Kentucky is still in the mix for a number of elite prospects in the Class of 2018, including Zion Williamson, Moses Brown and Tyler Herro.