June 22, 2024

QB Brennen Ward schedules official visit post-Kentucky commitment

Columbus (Ohio) Gahanna Lincoln quarterback Brennen Ward (6-foot-3, 200) suffered an injury that cost him a portion of his senior season but his recruitment carried on behind-the-scenes.

“I was talking to a lot of teams; if not every night, every other night, obviously one of them being Kentucky. Kentucky was my first offer freshman year, so having that constant communication was great. I’ve just been talking to them for awhile,” Ward told CatsPause.com.

 

BYU transfer G Richie Saunders visiting Kentucky

Per a report from KSR’s Matt Jones, BYU transfer guard Richie Saunders is currently in Lexington visiting Kentucky. His visit will continue into Monday per Jones.

The 6-foot-5 Riverton, Utah native was a three-star prospect in the class of 2020 ranked as the country’s 315th best player per the 247sports composite rankings, 50th best shooting guard and fourth best player from the state of Utah.

After serving a two-year mission, Saunders joined then-BYU head coach and now head coach of Kentucky Mark Pope ahead of the 2022-23 season.

Headband Richie' Saunders leads No. 18 BYU to 86-54 win over Georgia State  | KSL.com

In his freshman season with the Cougars, Saunders played in 34 games and made two starts, averaging 15.9 minutes per game. He averaged 5.5 points per game, 2.4 rebounds shot 45.3 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three.

This past season, Saunders played in 34 games, started one, and averaged 20.7 minutes per game during BYU’s debut season in the Big 12 and eventual trip to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 6 seed.

He averaged 9.6 points per game, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 52.3 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from three and 71.2 percent from the free throw line.

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