The Kentucky Wildcats are likely going Marques Bolden or bust to finish off their 2016 class.
The only other high school big man worthy of UK's final roster spot on a loaded 2016-17 team is Jarrett Allen. The five-star forward at one point was ready to commit to UK back in the fall, but UK instead landed Bam Adebayo while remaining in the mix for Bolden.
While Kentucky has kept in contact with Allen, there never appeared to be much interest from UK's side as they're focused more on adding Bolden or saving the scholarship for next year.
So to no surprise, UK is no longer on the list of schools Allen is considering, but Kansas has suddenly emerged for his services.
Kentucky and Notre Dame are no longer options for 2016 big man Jarrett Allen, source told @CBSSports. Kansas, Houston, or Texas.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 28, 2016
Jarrett Allen would be an instant starter for Texas or Houston. And Kansas is Kansas. Not an easy decision to make. All three have a chance.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 28, 2016
If Kentucky is unable to land Bolden, it looks like that 13th scholarship is going to walk-on EJ Floreal.