According to Chris Fisher and TJ Walker, Kentucky has NOT offered Aidan Igiehon just yet.
Contrary to reports, I’m told Kentucky has yet to offer Aidan Igiehon, who has Wildcats in final four with Louisville, Oregon and St. John’s.— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) August 28, 2018
I can confirm that UK has NOT offered Aidan Igiehon. The Cats did make his final four, but no offer from Kentucky.— T.J. Walker (@TJWalkerKSR) August 28, 2018
I would venture to say the truth is somewhere in the middle of these reports. Perhaps Kentucky is planning to get Igiehon on campus for an official visit and formally offer him then.
Kentucky is coordinating a home visit and an official visit, per source. https://t.co/ZOuNTQTjqA— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) August 28, 2018
Either way, Kentucky is still a player in this recruitment.
Class of 2019 recruit Aidan Igiehon has narrowed his list to just four schools. The Kentucky Wildcats made that list.
Igiehon made his announcement via Twitter, and listed the Kentucky Wildcats, Oregon Ducks, St. John’s Red Storm, and the Wildcats’ arch rival Louisville Cardinals as his potential landing spots.
I’m not even supposed to be here, thank you to every school and coach that has spent time and effort recruiting me, I’ve made lifelong relationships during this process. I am blessed to announce my final four schools. @TiptonEdits pic.twitter.com/B4tYOkCcgp— Aidan Harris Igiehon (@Big_harris22) August 28, 2018
According to Adam Zagoria, UK has already offered Igiehon a scholarship. The Cats have already signed Dontaie Allen, Tyrese Maxey, and Kahlil Whitley. Landing Igiehon would only solidify John Calipari’s 2019 recruiting class. which is already off to a strong start toward being the top-ranked class.
Igiehon is a 6’8”, 215-pound power forward playing high school ball in Woodmere, NY and is ranked 23rd nationally by Rivals. Igiehon has extreme athleticism, allowing him to move like a guard with the body of a big man. He can score from inside and out while giving the team elite defense in the front court. His skill set has caught the eye of the top schools in the nation, including blue bloods like UK.
Igiehon has been playing on the Under Armour circuit with Team Rio 17, who also features UK targets Scotte Lewis and Bryan Antoine.
If Coach Cal likes what he sees, Igiehon might be the first big man to pick the Wildcats in the 2019 class. That said, there’s a difference between an offer and a comittable offer. It’s unclear if Kentucky would take his commitment right now he was ready to decide.
To this point, Louisville has been viewed as the big favorite for Igiehon. They’ve even drawn a crystal ball prediction from Evan Daniels, but that was before Kentucky offered.
This could be the Cats vs. Cards battle of the Chris Mack era in Louisville, unless you count Dontaie Allen, though it was clear from the star he was Kentucky-bound if they offered.
Check out some recent highlights of him in action.
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