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Big weekend for UK targets, signees

It was a huge weekend for Kentucky targets and signees alike, several of whom enjoyed monster, and in some cases, milestone performances.

Kennard broke his own school-record by scoring 53 points and adding 16 rebounds Saturday night.

– The Kentucky staff (John Calipari, Orlando Antigua, John Robic) went three deep for Saint Louis (Mo.) Chaminade 2016 5-star shooting guard Jayson Tatum and Campbellsville (Ky.) Taylor County 4-star 2016 point guard Quentin Goodin.

Tatum finished with 21 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocked shots in a 72-41 win over Lexington Catholic while Goodin nearly recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in a 65-56 loss to Lincoln County.

Along with Kansas, North Carolina and Florida, Kentucky looks to be in the top grouping of schools for Tatum, who is ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2016 class by the 247Sports Composite.

Should UK offer, they likely become the frontrunner for Goodin, who comes in at No. 29 overall.

– Top 2015 Kentucky target Luke Kennard broke his own mark by pouring in a school record 53 points in 78-51 win over Bellbrook (Ohio).

Kennard hit six three-pointers and added 16 rebounds.

– UK signee Devin Booker, whom Calipari referred to as a "scoring machine" after signing Booker in November, scored 34 points to eclipse the 2,000-point plateau in Moss Point's 69-57 victory over St. Stanisulaus (Miss.) Friday night.

Booker reached the milestone on a lay up with 3:30 remaining in the game and says Calipari was the first to reach out and congratulate him.

– UK signee Karl Towns Jr. posted a quadruple-double with 16 points, 17 rebounds, 11 blocks and 11 assists in an 82-66 victory over St. Peter's (N.Y.) Saturday.

In three wins last weekend, Towns averaged 21.6 points, 17.3 rebounds, 10.3 blocks and 8.3 assists.

– UK signee Trey Lyles (45 points, 16 rebounds) outdueled Xavier signee Trevon Bluiett (51 points, 13 rebounds) in Arsenal Tech's 95-88 win against Park Tudor.

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