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Jemarl Baker update: “Very good chance” he joins Kentucky Wildcats’ class

Expect Kentucky to land at least one of the new guards they offered recently.

Last week, John Calipari extended three scholarship offers to guards he hopes to add to his 2017 class.

Mark Smith became the first, though he’s coming off a visit to Michigan State that has the Spartans in good shape for the combo guard.

Cameron Johnson, a graduate transfer from Pittsburgh, also landed an offer, though he has a host of other schools in pursuit, so a decision may not come for several weeks.

And finally, Jemarl Baker scored an offer Friday as Calipari met with him in California. The meeting apparently went really well, enough that Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader thinks Kentucky is in great shape for the four-star guard.

UK also offered senior guard Jemarl Baker — a 6-4 shooting guard from the Los Angeles area — last week, and the Herald-Leader has been told that the Wildcats have a very good chance to ultimately land a commitment from him. Baker made 94 three-pointers as a senior and led the Under Armour circuit in three-pointers last summer.

There’s no timetable for a decision from Baker, Smith or Johnson, but it sounds like the former is the likeliest to pick Kentucky.

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