It looks like we will soon know where Deandre Ayton is going.
The No. 1 overall prospect in the 2017 class is shockingly making his decision now when many expected him to wait until at least the fall, but we’ll know where he’s going tonight on Sportscenter.
Ayton broke the news on Twitter:
I will be announcing my college decision today on the 6 pm (ET) @SportsCenter. So fortunate to have 3 incredible options: KU, Arizona, UK.— Deandre Ayton (@RealDeandreAy) September 6, 2016
The Kentucky Wildcats have taken a careful approach in recruiting Ayton thus far, enough that it’s hard to see him having a commitable offer on the table. If he really is making his final decision now, it’s most likely going to be the Kansas Jayhawks as his pick with the Arizona Wildcats also in contention.
That would leave John Calipari and UK to focus more on Mohamed Bamba and Nick Richards for their big men targets in the 2017 class. Then again, Ayton is an immense talent that is hard to pass on, even if he does have concerns with his eligibility.