The month of July was an eventful one on the recruiting trail for two SEC Basketball programs in particular, while a few others also enjoyed strong months. Who were those teams, and who were some of the biggest names who committed to SEC Basketball programs during July?
Kentucky, South Carolina among biggest SEC Basketball July recruiting winners
- 5-star SF Justin Edwards
Currently holding SEC Basketball’s top 2023 recruiting class, Kentucky added to what was already a strong group during the month of July by landing Edwards, the Wildcats third five-star commit of the 2023 cycle.
Attending Imhotep Institute (PA), Edwards is considered as a top five player nationally, as well as the No. 1 overall small forward in the 2023 class. A player in the conversation for the No. 1 overall player in the 2023 class as well, Edwards simply has everything that you would look for in an elite two-way wing at 6-foot-7, and projects to be a day one starter in Lexington as one of the SEC’s top freshmen in 2023-24.
As mentioned previously as well, Edwards is the Wildcats third commit of the 2023 cycle, joining fellow five-stars Robert Dillingham and Reed Sheppard. For what was an already strong 2023 class for Kentucky, the addition of Edwards during July simply only added to a group that is shaping up to be one of the nation’s best this cycle.