June 15, 2024

A 2025 Kentucky basketball prospect is considering moving up to the 2024 class, with a decision expected by mid to late June. Will Riley, a standout wing, has drawn attention with his impressive performances this spring, potentially leading to an accelerated decision about his classification.

Riley, who is being courted by Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, and the NBL, is currently touring schools to determine his future class. While currently slated for 2025, there’s a strong possibility he’ll opt for 2024.

Kentucky remains a frontrunner for Riley’s recruitment, scheduling a visit for early June. With Kentucky’s roster nearly complete for next year, Riley understands the urgency of his reclassification decision.

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Expected to decide by mid to late June, Riley’s potential move to 2024 could align with Kentucky’s recruitment strategy, as they have two remaining scholarships. Riley’s rise to prominence began with his MVP performance at the Basketball Without Borders event during the NBA All-Star weekend.

After an impressive showing in the Nike EYBL circuit, where he averaged 25.8 points per game, Riley’s versatility as a 6-foot-8 wing has garnered attention. Ranked 16th overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, he’s seen as a pivotal addition, especially for Kentucky’s perimeter scoring needs.

As the decision deadline approaches, the next few weeks will be crucial for both Riley and Kentucky coach Mark Pope.

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