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Recruit to Watch: SG Antonio Blakeney

Photo: preps.heraldtribune.com

Photo: preps.heraldtribune.com

Antonio Blakeney

Class of 2015

6’4   170 lbs

Orlando, Florida

Twitter: @blakeney96

College List: Louisville, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, Florida State, Missouri, Marquette, Kansas State, Clemson, and many more.

ESPN: 5-star player. 16th overall player in the country. 5th best shooting guard in the country. Top player overall in Florida.

Scout: 4-star player. 39th overall player in the country. 9th best shooting guard in the country.

247 Sports: 5-star player. 20th overall player in the country. 3rd best shooting guard in the country. 2nd best player in Florida.

Rivals: 4-star player. 29th overall player in the country.

Antonio Blakeney is definitely one for fans to keep their eye on. Although he has offers from all over the country, Louisville is absolutely in the mix for him. A couple of weeks ago, it looked like it was down to just Louisville and Florida. Then the Gators got a commitment from 5-star shooting guard Kevaughn Allen. His high school coach said at the time that if Blakeney had to choose then, it would have been Louisville. But he wants to take his time and go through the recruiting process, so we don’t know when he will make his choice.

Kentucky and Ohio State are also starting to show interest. So the longer his recruitment goes on, the more that other schools can get involved. I still think the Cards have a great chance at landing Blakeney. For what it’s worth, his crystal ball prediction on 247sports.com has Louisville at 76% and Florida at 24%.

Here is his highlight tape, followed by a video of a monster dunk from a couple weeks ago at the Bob Gibbons Tournament.

 

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About Justin Renck

I am 28 years old, born and raised in Louisville. Graduated from UofL in 2008. Go Cards! Follow me on twitter @JustinRenck

Posted on May 13, 2014, in Basketball, Louisville Athletics and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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