The Kentucky Wildcats continue to keep tabs on 2017 recruits who are reopening their recruitments, the latest being Jemarl Baker.
According to the Twitter page of Baker’s AAU team, Kentucky is among the schools who’ve reached out to Baker after he backed off his pledge to the California Golden Bears.
2017 Jemarl Baker has re-opened his recruitment. Schools so far Kentucky, Maryland, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, Duke, Marquette, Virginia & ASU— Earl Watson Elite (@earlwatsonelite) March 28, 2017
This comes after Kentucky reached out to 2017 guard Mark Smith, so it’s becoming clear that John Calipari wants another guard for this class.
Baker is back on the market after being released from his letter of intent with Cal. He signed with them while Cuonzo Martin was still the coach, but Martin has since become the head coach of the Missouri Tigers.
The 6-2, 165-pound Baker is ranked 119th overall and the 22nd-best shooting guard by 247 Sports. ESPN ranks him 65th overall and the 19th-best shooting guard.
Cal is the only listed offer for him, but you can bet more offers are coming now that his recruitment is back to being open. It’s unclear how interested Kentucky is, but the Cats certainly need to add guards who can shoot to their 2017 class.