University of Kentucky Big Blue Madness Guest List Growing

Big Blue Madness looks like it will once again be a major recruiting for the Wildcats.

According to sources, the guest list includes UK commitment Immanuel Quickley, 5- star 2018 recruits Bol Bol and Darius Garland, and 5-star 2019 recruit James Wisman and D. J. Jeffries (two Nike league teammates from the Memphis area with early offers from Kentucky).

Wisconsin small forward Jalen Johnson- a top-10 recruit in 2020 class is also expected to attend Madness, as is Adair County Kentucky Sophomore Zion Harmon, who visited UK a couple of weeks ago and would be in the 2021 class unless he reclassifies.

Another possible Madness attendee could be top-50 recruit Shareef O’Neal, the son of great Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal is currently committed to Arizona, but due to Arizona’s participation in Adidas bribery scandal, it is speculated that he may back out of his commitment and UK could be a possible landing spot if he does.

O’Neal and Bol Bol were teammates on the Nike circuit.

Another possibility is 5-star small forward Zion Williamson who postponed his UK visit due to a family situation earlier and has Madness weekend open on his recruiting calendar. Who knows! There always seems to be some last-minute surprises to the Big Blue Madness List.

October 13 is Big Blue Madness (first practice for UK men’s and women’s basketball teams). UK fans are camping out 3 days before tickets even go on sale! Madness is completely sold out every year.

Basketball is King in Kentucky!


John Leonard

John Leonard is the lead Kentucky Sports Writer for John, a Western Kentucky Graduate, loves Sports. Especially, the Yankees. He has been with the Writing Team since October 2017. Email any questions or comments to

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