At one point in the recruitment of Terrence Ferguson, Kentucky looked like a possible option for the five-star guard/wing out of Dallas, Texas.
At least, Ferguson was hoping UK would show more interest in him, and it was a bit odd John Calipari never did seem real interested in a guy who finished as ESPN's 11th-overall prospect for 2016. Part of the reason was thought to be he played for Prime Prep, a school widely known for having a tough time getting players through the NCAA Clearinghouse and eligible for college.
That may have all Cal needed to not put much, if any effort into recruiting Ferguson, but now we know another good reason why he may not have pursued the elite wing. Ferguson, who eventually committed to Arizona in April, is "expected to play overseas" instead of enrolling in college, according to 247 Sports' Jerry Meyer.
Meyer also reports Ferguson is expected to sign a deal with Under Armour in a move that would net the 18-year-old an immediate endorsement deal.
ESPN's Fran Fraschilla also says he's hearing Ferguson could end up down under.
Can't confirm yet but hearing 5-star recruit, Terrance Ferguson, may end up in Australia. Adelaide is team I've heard.— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) June 6, 2016
You hate to see any school get burned by a recruit opting to play overseas like those other Wildcats are, and thankfully it's not the Kentucky Wildcats enduring it.