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Georgios Papagiannis not an option for Kentucky Wildcats, per report

It looks like 2015 big man Georgios Papagiannis is not an option for Kentucky after all.

Though Papagiannis says the Wildcats are among the schools still recruiting him for 2015, KSR's Matt Jones reports UK is not an option for the four-star center:

Papagiannis, a 7'1" Greek center who is currently playing the U19 World Championships with Greece, is only 17 years old and is a possible future NBA Draft pick because of his size, shot blocking ability and rebounding.

With Kentucky supposedly out of the mix, Papagiannis now must decide if he will actually join a college team in 2015 or not to keep playing basketball in Greece after signing an amateur deal last summer.

This isn't a big surprise with the Cats already having a deep roster for next year. Marcus Lee, Alex Poythress and Skal Labissiere are enough to give UK the size it needs to make another Final Four run.