The Kentucky Wildcats have made the cut for Naz Reid.
On Tuesday, the five-star forward announced his new list of seven schools still on consideration, and Kentucky was among the many blue-blood programs making up his list:
Seeing the likes of Arizona, Louisville, Kansas and UCLA begins to show what kind of player Reid is. He’s a top-15 recruit in nearly every recruiting service, the highest of which being No. 9 overall by Scout.com. ESPN has him at 11th, while Rivals has him 14th. 247 Sports is the lowest with a ranking of 16th overall in the 2018 class.
While it’s clear Reid is an elite talent, he’s not the only big man UK is in hot pursuit of. Marvin Bagley and Bol Bol are likely higher up on John Calipari’s big board than Reid, but that doesn’t mean the latter can’t end up a Wildcat.
Reid certainly has the potential to become a star in Lexington if that’s where he plays.