Purifoy impressing in 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Danjel Purifoy is an outstanding talent in the 2015 class, and he has his eyes on a specific SEC school.

Danjel Purifoy is athletic and versatile.

At 6-7, 205-pounds, Purifoy is a top notch athlete whose game resembles former SEC player Ronnie Brewer. Purifoy, however, isn't thinking Arkansas. Instead, Purifoy has his eyes set on Kentucky.

"Kentucky is my top school," Purifoy told 247Sports. "I like the way they play although I don't know about this year. I also like the coaching. He stays on his players."

Purifoy claims an offer from the Wildcats along with offers from Michigan State, Auburn and Alabama.

Playing for the Birmingham Dream Team Express, Purifoy has a couple talented 2015 teammates. Dylan Smith is a thin 6-4 point guard who is hearing from South Alabama, Alabama and Seton Hall.

6-8, 210-pound center Joseph Strugg is hearing from ETSU, Mississippi State and Murray State.


Purifoy isn't the only prospect in Little Rock with Kentucky on his mind. Kentucky was the first school mentioned by Craig Victor when asked about his recruitment by 247Sports. Kentucky visited Victor, a 6-8 power forward out of Louisiana, last month.

Kentucky hasn't offered, but Arizona, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State certainly have. All three schools' head coaches visited Victor this week. These three schools along with Miami are recruiting Victor the hardest.

He also claims offers from Florida, Ohio State, LSU and Kansas.

* 2016 prospect DeAaron Fox is a special talent to keep an eye on. The 6-3 wiry combo guard has an impressively mature game. He can drive it with either hand, sees the floor and can score at all three levels. Perhaps even more impressive was his work on the defensive end. Fox has tremendous lateral quickness and a nose for the ball.

* Apparently an unknown, 6-4 shooting guard Damiyne Durham of the Franchize All Stars has impressed. He is a long, finesse player who hits threes and slashes to the basket. He averaged 30 points per game at a small school and is one to look out for on the circuit this year.

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