Kentucky adds 3-star F Jordan Burks to help build thin roster


Kentucky welcomed Class of 2023 three-star forward Jordan Burks on Monday, just the eighth player on the Wildcats’ 2023-24 roster so far.

The Wildcats have the top-ranked incoming recruiting class, a six-man group highlighted by consensus top-10 players DJ Wagner, Aaron Bradshaw and Justin Edwards. Point guard Robert Dillingham is the fourth five-star of the bunch, per the 247Sports composite rankings.

But coach John Calipari and the Wildcats aren’t getting back former National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe, Jacob Toppin, Chris Livingston or Cason Wallace, former starters who entered the NBA draft.

Guard Antonio Reeves entered the transfer portal but could decide to return to Kentucky, while forward Lance Ware (Villanova) and guard Sahvir Wheeler (Washington) are tranferring.

Burks was once committed to Ole Miss before backing out. Burks’ high school plays in the Overtime Elite league, and he led the league last season with 27 points per game in the regular season and 23 ppg in the playoffs.

The 6-foot-9, 190-pound Burks was ranked No. 172 overall in his class by the 247Sports composite.

–Field Level Media

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