While football is the main topic of discussion, a major story is coming together on the Kentucky Basketball recruiting front with one of the best guards/wings in the class, Scottie Lewis.
Lewis just finished his official visit to Kentucky and things went “great” as they always do, but the news came from Adam Zagoria that Lewis has narrowed it down to two schools: Kentucky and Florida.
This is significant as there were some not-so-quiet rumblings that if St. Johns were to hire Mike Rice, they would be a real threat to land Lewis. Apparently he has decided he is not going to wait to see what happens there and wants to decide between the Wildcats and the Gators.
He had a lot of positive things to say about both schools in his interview with Zagoria, which you can read in full here , and KSR’s TJ Walker wrote that he thinks Kentucky is in a very good spot with Lewis. Not to mention Evan Daniels changing his pick from Florida to Cloudy on the 247 Crystal Ball.
So it looks like it’ll be a battle between the Wildcats and the Gators for Lewis, who in my opinion, is a top 10 player. Lewis isn’t a flashy scorer but he has high-level athleticism and prides himself on defense and doing the small things to be the best teammate possible and lead his team to victory. With him in the fold, Kentucky’s backcourt and wing rotations will be excellent with Lewis, Tyrese Maxey, Kahlil Whitney, Dontaie Allen, and presumably a player or two returning.
If Lewis lands at Kentucky, I think he will be an early leader to be the fan favorite on the team for his work ethic, unselfish play, and willingness to do the behind-the-scenes work in a game. Needless to say, Lewis is one of my favorites in the class, and hopefully he decides to commit to Kentucky.
Walker said he expects Lewis to decide in the next month possibly, and it would be a surprise if he hasn’t announced by the fall signing period.
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100 hours from now, Kentucky hosts Mississippi State.— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) September 18, 2018
Here’s what happened the last time Kentucky hosted Mississippi State. pic.twitter.com/Hx7rbDQYMg
Ahh, good memories.
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