Big Blue Madness is already a fun filled event that gives the Big Blue Nation the first chance to pack Rupp Arena to see the Wildcats in action. The event also serves as the biggest recruiting weekend of the season for John Calipari and the Cats.
A number of targets and commits will be in attendance Friday night, including targets for future classes.
On Monday, Paolo Banchero confirmed he will begin his official visit to Kentucky on Thursday that will extend through Saturday, giving the five-star forward 48 hours to take in Big Blue Madness and multiple practices.
The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Seattle native received a scholarship offer from Kentucky last spring and recently cut his list.
Banchero, who is ranked the No. 3 overall player in the 2021 class by the 247 Sports composite, has already officially visited North Carolina and will take official visits to Kentucky (Oct. 11-13), Duke (Oct. 18-20), Tennessee (Oct. 25-27) and Gonzaga (Jan. 17-19).