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Kobi Simmons out of Team USA Basketball for good; Will it affect recruitment?

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This may be part of why John Calipari has appeared to slow down his recruitment of Kobi Simmons.

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Kobi Simmons may be one of the most talented players in the 2016 class, but he's having a summer and early fall period to forget.

After a poor showing in summer AAU events, Simmons has now reportedly been kicked out of Team USA Basketball, per Draft Express' Jonathan Givony:

It's become evident that Simmons has become a backup plan for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats, and now we may be seeing why. Not only is UK in great shape with fellow 2016 guard prospects De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, but Simmons hurting his own stock has made it easy for Cal to make him a backup option.

That's not to say Simmons won't end up at UK, but we're seeing why he's not as big of a priority as he once appeared to be. That's probably why his 24/7 Sports Crystal Ball has the Ohio State Buckeyes and UNLV Runnin' Rebels getting the most recent predictions.

Whatever Simmons ends up doing, hopefully he gets everything straightened out and goes on to have a great college and potentially NBA career.