clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Kobi Simmons cuts list to 3; Kentucky Wildcats Basketball makes it

New, comments

Only three schools remain in contention for the talented combo guard out of Georgia.

Roberto Serra/Iguana Press/Getty Images

We are now one step closer to learning where Kobi Simmons will be attending college.

The five-star combo guard from the 2016 class is now down to three schools after making what could be the final cut before he announces his decision, and the Kentucky Wildcats made it:

Simmons is ranked as the No. 18 overall prospect in the 2016 class by 247Sports Composite. Kentucky was battling the likes of Kansas, Arizona and North Carolina among others who've offered Simmons, but they're all out of the running now. It's only the Ohio State Buckeyes and UNLV Runnin' Rebels fighting for Simmons' services.

As of now, Simmons' crystal ball has the Cats in front of Ohio State and UNLV:

If Simmons were to announce now, however, UK would likely not be the pick. John Calipari is more focused on high-profile guards De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk for 2016. Those two are in the top 3-5 of nearly every recruiting service, but that doesn't mean Cal doesn't want Simmons. He just isn't willing to risk taking a commitment now and losing out on Monk and//or Fox because of it.

That said, the odds of Simmons committing to UK probably aren't great, but there's still lots of recruiting movement left with many of the top prospects in 2016 still uncommitted.