June 18, 2024

McKenney recently made the USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team.
Mark Pope, the Kentucky Wildcats’ new head coach, has been working tirelessly since his hiring.

Pope has brought in a number of players through the transfer site and is now looking to recruit strong high school prospects.

Pope and his crew recently spent the weekend in Indianapolis, scouting and meeting with prospects who could fit into the new Kentucky program.

Trey McKenney, a 5-star prospect from Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in Flint, Michigan, has piqued the curiosity of Kentucky fans.

McKenney dominated in front of the Kentucky coaching staff, scoring 27 points and grabbing three rebounds in an 86-77 victory over the Mac Irvin Fire.

Kentucky Sports Radio spoke with McKenney following his outstanding performance in front of Alvin Brooks and others.

“That would mean a lot. “I’ve been following Kentucky since I was a kid,” McKenney remarked.

McKenney was not considered by John Calipari’s staff during his time in Lexington, but Pope has different intentions for the 6-foot-3 guard.


Top 25 Guard Trey McKenney Has "High Interest" in Kentucky, Expects Offer  Soon - KY Insider


“You never believe Calipari will leave Kentucky. But Kentucky was already a superpower when Calipari arrived. “Kentucky is one of the biggest schools in college basketball, so having them talk to me is a blessing,” McKenney explained.

McKenney has attracted interest from Michigan, Michigan State, Connecticut, Georgetown, Indiana, Ohio State, USC, and UCLA. He is currently ranked 14th overall in the class of 2025 by On3, 11th by Rivals, 17th by 247 Sports, and thirteenth by ESPN.

McKenney recently made the 2024 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team. He was selected to the 12-member team after a five-day training camp in Colorado Springs, which Pope and his staff attended.

Kentucky has not yet made a formal offer to McKenney, but given Pope’s recent interest, it may be on the table.


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