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Marques Bolden sets official visit with Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky and John Calipari are in for a tough battle to get Marques Bolden with the likes of Duke and Kansas in heavy pursuit.

The Kentucky Wildcats will get an official visit from the No. 1 center in the class of 2016.

According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Marques Bolden will be visiting UK next week:

Bolden, a 6-foot-11 prospect from Texas, is ranked by as the No. 1 center and No. 6 overall player in the class of 2016. 24/7 Sports Composite has him ranked as the No. 20 overall prospect in the 2016 class.

UK is viewed s a strong contender for Bolden, whose AAU coach and mentor is Jeff Webster, who mentored former UK star Julius Randle throughout his high school career and remains close to the UK coaching staff.

As of now, Kentucky holds a commitment from big man Sacha Killeya-Jones in the 2016 class. SKJ could play the 4 or the 5 spot, whereas Bolden is a true 5. He'd fit well next to Killeya-Jones on next year's team along with Tai Wynyard and Isaac Humphries also fighting for playing time in the frontcourt.

However, it is Kansas and Duke who are viewed as the teams to beat for Bolden if you're going off the 24/7 Sports Crystal Ball:

Bolden has already set official visits to Duke (Sept. 18) and Kansas (Sept. 25).

Here are some highlights of Bolden in action: