Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 11/12/14

The University of Kentucky nabbed it’s third commitment in the 2014 class on Thursday. Moss Point (Miss.) shooting guard Devin Booker picked the Wildcats over offers from North Carolina, Duke, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Missouri and others. Booker is ranked a 4-star recruit by 247sports.com. The site also ranks him as the 10th best shooting guard in the class, and best player in the state of Mississippi. Right before Devin Booker was set to make his announcement at 4pm ET, Kentucky commit Tyler Ulis tweeted to his followers that today was a big day. After Booker picked the ‘Cats, he said we should have known it was going to be a packaged deal. I had heard about the deal when Ulis picked Kentucky, but I didn’t know it was still a factor. Both Booker and Ulis attended UK’s alumni charity game. After Booker’s visit for the alumni game, the Wildcats became the ultimate favorites in his recruitment. Many felt that Missouri had the upper hand with his father being a former player, and Booker talked a lot about the Tigers on his Twitter account. If not Missouri, perhaps one of the Michigan schools would get him. The Wolverines and Spartans have both been recruiting Booker since 9th grade, Kentucky coach John Calipari offered in the spring and now he’s a Wildcat. According to 247sports, Kentucky now has the No. 2 class in the nation behind North Carolina. With a commitment from James Blackmon Jr., Kentucky would return to it’s normal throne atop the recruiting rankings. The latest rumors have Blackmon Jr. heading back to Indiana instead of picking the ‘Cats. At least two major recruiting analysts have changed their predictions from Kentucky to Indiana, while ESPN’s Jeff Goodman continues to stick with Kentucky. If you remember, Goodman was one of the very few people that guessed Andrew Wiggins would pick Kansas. Blackmon Jr. is to decide Thursday night on ESPNU.


Clint Trickett retires due to concussions, hid two

Drew Stanton likely out for the year, postseason included

Byron Scott: ‘Idiots’ think Lakers are better team without Kobe

Undrafted QB Connor Shaw to sign with Browns, likely start

Report: Alex Smith out week 17 with lacerated spleen

Belichick: Garoppolo has better understanding of NFL


Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

Curt Schilling gives Johnny Manziel advice on Twitter

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut with Texans?

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

WATCH: Craig Sager is touched by outpouring of support during leukemia fight

Hiroki Kuroda returns to Japan, ditches Yankees

Kevin Garnett: ‘very weird’ to see Celtics without Rajon Rondo

Report: New Jersey Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer

Mark Richt confirms Todd Gurley will leave UGA for NFL

Frank Gore: Colin Kaepernick is 'not broke'

The story of Morgan Bulkeley and birth of National League

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things the world learned about the NBA on Christmas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

The year’s 10 most notable sports media stories

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things learned about NBA on X-Mas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Year's most notable sports media stories

'Roberto Gronkowski wishes fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

Wright reaches out to slain officer's sons

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.