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Malik Monk Commitment Bumps Kentucky's Recruiting Class To No. 1

Update: Kentucky will be No. 1 on 247Sports as well:

">November 18, 2015

Earlier: Kentucky basketball picked up a big win on the court against Duke on Tuesday night, and on Wednesday morning, John Calipari did the same on the recruiting trail. Five star guard Malik Monk made his pledge to the Wildcats moments ago, and with his commitment, Kentucky has overtaken Duke for the top recruiting class for 2016. Scout's Evan Daniels revealed that tidbit on Twitter:

">November 18, 2015

UK may also jump to No. 1 on ESPN:

The four major recruiting sites have not updated their team rankings to reflect Monk's commitment yet, but Kentucky was only slightly behind Duke in each before his announcement. On 247Sports, the Wildcats may still be slightly behind the Blue Devils.

">November 18, 2015

Whether No. 1 or No. 2 at the end of this cycle, this class is shaping up to be another historic one for John Calipari.