Kentucky landed their first commitment in the Class of 2020 over the weekend, as B.J. Boston, a five-star prospect from Georgia, announced that he will be playing his college ball for the Wildcats.
Boston committed after visiting the Kentucky campus. Duke was initially considered to be the leader for the 6-foot-6 wing, and he was also considering Florida, Auburn and Oregon. Boston recently transferred to Sierra Canyon, the same high school in Southern California that Bronny James, Zaire Wade and fellow five-star recruits Ziaire Williams, Amari Bailey and Terren Frank.
A top ten prospect in the class, Boston is thought to be a potential lottery pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. He has the size and a plus wingspan, and while he isn’t the most explosive prospect, he is a fluid driver with excellent body control and the ability to finish around the rim. He averaged 22.8 points on the EYBL circuit this spring, and if he can find a way to improve on his three-point stroke – he’s a good free throw shooter but shot under 25 percent from three in the EYBL – then he has a chance to be a good player in the long-term.
Kentucky is one again going to be looking to put together a large class. Tyrese Maxey and Kahlil Whitney both look like they are going to be one-and-done players while Ashton Hagans and E.J. Montgomery both have the potential to be a first round pick after this season. Nate Sestina is a senior, and Nick Richards is coming off of a spring where he declared for the draft. Throw in the likes of Johnny Juzang and Keion Brooks, and there are plenty of guys that will keep NBA scouts in and around Kentucky games all season long.
Kentucky is in the mix for quite a few five-star prospects in the class, but as of today, N’Faly Dante and Joshua Christopher look to be the most likely to end up in Lexington.