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Cole Anthony trims list and Kentucky misses cut

The son of a former NBA player, Anthony may just be the best player in America.

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Cole Anthony has trimmed his list, and the Kentucky Wildcats missed the cut.

Recently, Anthony updated his top 12 schools. Kentucky did make the cut along with the usual suspects, but this time around, Kentucky got cut along with Duke.

Anthony has always been considered one of the top players in the class of 2019. Currently in the 247 Sports rankings, Anthony is listed as the #3 overall player and #1 combo guard in his class. His dominance this summer has been impressive and gives real credibility to him finishing the season as the VERY best high school player in America.

Anthony is former NBA star Greg Anthony’s son and has been around the highest level of basketball for his entire life, which clearly seems to be helping him see tremendous success early on his career.

In an interview Zach Braziller of the New York Post, Greg Anthony said that Cole will “wait until the last minute possible” before deciding on a school. The logic being that the family wants to be as sure as they can about the coaching situation at a particular program.

In six games at the FIBA Under-18 America’s Championships, Anthony averaged 14.3 points and 4 assists. He followed that up just a few weeks later by taking home MVP honors on the Nike EYBL circuit. Anthony averaged 26.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists playing for Team PSA Cardinals. His performance on the AAU circuit really created even more buzz than he already had entering his senior year. Many experts believe he will in fact wind up as the #1 overall player in the class of 2019.

Anthony played at Archbishop Molloy in New York for his junior season but decided to transfer to Oak Hill Academy for his final year before entering college. This move will allow him to play against tougher national competition throughout the entire season. Anthony will join forces with another star player from New York in Kofi Cockburn, who has also chosen to move to Oak Hill and play for legendary coach, Steve Smith.

There is no denying that Cole Anthony will be one of the most sought after players in the class of 2019. He is the type of guard that will fit in on any roster no matter who the current players are. Anthony has the talent to be a dominant college player and an NBA lottery pick.

Anthony has a tremendous ability to change speeds with the ball and packs an explosive ability to finish at the rim. He can slow down the game when it’s necessary but can also blow by defenders at his discretion. Anthony is a really fun guard to watch play and he is only improving as each day goes by.

Besides Anthony’s ability to run an offense, he also has incredible athleticism and plays way above the rim for being only 6’3. Expect to see highlight reel dunks and rebounds that will make you scratch your head when you watch Anthony play. He is also proficient at getting the most out of his teammates.

For now, the North Carolina Tar Heels look like the favorite in this recruitment.