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Mark Smith to visit Kentucky; rooming with Shai Alexander at Derby Classic

Kentucky continues to recruit Mark Smith, who is still interested even after Jemarl Baker committed.

It looks like Kentucky is still in the mix for Mark Smith.

The four-star combo guard is in Lexington this weekend to play in the Derby Classic. There, he’s rooming with current Kentucky signee Shai Alexander, who is part of an already deep backcourt class coming in next season.

That now includes Jemarl Baker, who committed to Kentucky earlier this week, which seemed to indicate Smith was no longer an option, being that there are only 2-3 roster spots left. However, Smith is not only still interested in Kentucky, but he’s also planning to visit soon, according to Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader:

Smith is coming off a visit to Michigan State, and the Spartans are now viewed as a the favorite in his recruitment. But anytime Kentucky can get a recruit on campus, John Calipari has a way of convincing recruits that Lexington is the best place for them to spend their college careers.

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