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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Cole Anthony to decide in the spring, laughs at notion Duke is favorite

Anthony doesn’t appear to have a favorite yet.

2018 Hoophall Classic: Archbishop Molloy vs DeMatha Catholic David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Five-star guard Cole Anthony has given an update on where he is in his recruitment and when his decision is likely to come, according to comments he made in an interview with the New York Post.

The top-ranked combo guard plans to do a late commitment, thinking sometime in the spring.

“The plan is to do a late commitment,” Anthony said, according to Zach Braziller of the Post. “We just want to wait until the last minute possible, when we’re sure the same coaches are going to be there. You don’t want to commit [to a school], a coaching change happens, and you have to decommit. It doesn’t look good on your part.”

Anthony is the No. 3 player in the 2019 class and the No. 1 combo guard (according to 247 Sports’ rankings), and he’s got the scholarship list to back it up. He has 11 offers, many of which come from top-tier programs, including Duke, Kansas, Oregon and UCLA.

John Calipari has not extended an offer yet, but there’s been interest. In his interview with the Post, Anthony said he will “obviously ... consider Kentucky.”

Anthony also said he wants to be in a position to win a National Championship as soon as he gets to college.

The Duke Blue Devils are the favorite in Anthony’s crystal ball, receiving 83 percent of his predictions, and Rivals’ recruiting experts recently favored Duke to land Anthony in their predictions, but Anthony laughed off the idea that he has a favorite.

“I don’t know how people are going to tell me where they think I’m going before I even have an idea where I’m going,” Anthony said, according to the Post. “That’s what I find hilarious.”

Anthony is a 6-2, 175-pound CG who’s currently playing his high school ball at Archbishop Molloy in New York. Check out his highlight video below.

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