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Kentucky one of five finalists for Bryan Antoine

The top 10 guard in 2019 is also considering Duke, Florida, Villanova, and Kansas

Kentucky is one of five schools that are finalists for 2019 five-star guard Bryan Antoine.

Antoine told Pat Lawless of PrepCircuit that he has trimmed his list of schools to five, and Kentucky made the cut. Joining Kentucky are Duke, Florida, Villanova, and Kansas.

As it stands, Kentucky isn’t viewed as a favorite for Antoine. There have been a lot of rumblings that he is leaning toward Duke, and he told Lawless that he is best friends with Duke commit Joey Baker, who originally was in 2019 but is reclassifying to 2018.

Antoine pointed out his visits at Kentucky and his conversations with Coach Calipari and Coach Barbee, but he is also friends with Brad Calipari as well.

“Coach Calipari as everyone knows is a great coach,” he told Prep Circuit. “He gets the job done with his players and I’m actually close with his son Brad. Talking to him, his father and coach Barbee has been great and I’m really close with them. Our sophomore year we visited down there and I loved the campus. We saw the dorm, the practice gym, Rupp Arena and it all was amazing.”

It seems that there is plenty of time in this recruitment, as he is not expected to make a decision until the fall. We know John Calipari has been on a recruiting tear lately, but maybe this will be a recruitment that Brad plays a heavy role in.

Antoine would be a great fit next to Tyrese Maxey in Kentucky’s backcourt in 2019-2020. Both have the ability to fill it up from multiple spots in the floor and could create a high-scoring duo in the Wildcats’ backcourt if he were to land at Kentucky.

Antoine and his teammate Scottie Lewis are definitely two recruits to keep an eye on in the 2019 class.