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D.J. Wagner, the No. 1 rookie in the class of 2023, commits to join the Kentucky Wildcats

This season everyone is tanking for Victor Wembanyama. Next season, they're likely going to be tanking for D.J. Wagner.
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D.J. Wagner

D.J. Wagner, the No.1 rookie for the NCAAB class of 2023 has committed to the Kentucky Wildcats over their rivals, the Louisville Cardinals. His decision to sign with the Wildcats might have also been driven by the fact that his father, Dajuan Wagner, flourished under John Calipari and became a lottery pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2002.

Wagner is transitioning from Camden High School to one of the best college basketball programs in the United States. The Kentucky Wildcats now have four players projected to be in the Top 10 of the 2023 rookie class. 

Rich History of the Wildcats

The stellar list of names associated with the Kentucky Wildcats program is endless. Kentucky has enhanced players' performances so much that they become credible draft picks for the big league, and the skill set they carry from their college playing days helps them flourish in the big league.

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The University of Kentucky made history in the 2010 NBA Draft when five players from their program were picked up in the first round. That year, the top 29 picks included John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, Patrick Patterson, DeMarcus Cousins, and Daniel Orton. Despite losing these exceptional players, Kentucky still advanced to the NCAA tournament's Final Four the next year under the guidance of coach John Calipari.

Wagner is joining the list of some elite names.

DJ Wagner became only the fourth No.1 ranked prospect for the Kentucky Wildcats and joined the likes of Anthony Davis, Nerlens Noel, and Shaedon Sharpe.

Backing on the rich history that the Wildcats possess as a basketball program and their success over the years, be sure to keep an eye on this rookie as current draft boards have him as one of the best prospects for the 2024 NBA Draft.

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