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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: EJ Montgomery offered scholarship

EJ Montgomery has set a list, and most of the nation’s blue bloods are on it.


Kentucky is now a major player in the recruitment of E.J. Montgomery.

In an interview with 247 Sports, Montgomery revealed that Kentucky had offered him a scholarship. So too have Duke, North Carolina, Clemson and UCLA among others.

Montgomery is also setting up visits with some of these schools, most notably Duke, where he plans to visit in the coming weeks.

Montgomery is a 6-10, 200-lb power forward from Marietta, Georgia, who decommitted from Auburn in September. He’s in his senior year at Wheeler High School. The McDonald’s All-American is the No. 15 player in the class of 2018 and a five-star recruit, according to 247 Sports. ESPN has him ranked No. 16. He’s ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia on both services.

Montgomery has eight offers coming from Auburn, UCLA, Baylor, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami (FL) and N.C. State. Several SEC schools have shown interest in the lanky four/wing man, including Georgia, Alabama, Florida and LSU.

Montgomery can move the ball and see the floor very well for his size. He’s good at playing the post, and can also slash to the rim from the perimeter to finish inside. He also puts a lot of effort in on defense.

As does everyone his size, Montgomery struggles to make the 3-point shot, but that’s just one of a few weakness in his game, as he’s easily one of the best players in the nation, not to mention arguably the best recruit left on the board.

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