Well that didn’t last long.
Evan Daniels has already changed his pick to ‘foggy’ for Isaiah Stewart.
As you were.
Kentucky has come out of nowhere to become the favorite for Isaiah Stewart.
Just a few weeks ago, it looked like Kentucky had all but thrown in the towel on the five-star center, who was widely expected to end up at Duke with Michigan State being the biggest challenger.
However, Duke has had some big misses on the recruiting trail recently, including Josiah James (Tennessee) and Bryan Antoine (Villanova). Perhaps that helped Stewart reconsider just how much he liked Duke.
Or, maybe Kentucky was always going to be at the top of this list if they made him a priority.
Regardless of what the case may be, Kentucky is now in the driver’s seat for one of the top players in 2019. The latest indication of that is recruiting guru Evan Daniels logging a crystal ball prediction in favor of Kentucky.
This comes as Stewart is wrapping up his official visit with Kentucky. He appears to be enjoying himself, even signing autographs for fans. He was also hanging out with the basketball team during Saturday’s rocking atmosphere at Kroger Field as Kentucky beat South Carolina.
“Official visit at #Kentucky be like”— NEW RECRUIT MEDIA (@NewRecruitMedia) September 28, 2018
S/O to the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ General ISAIAH STEWART @Dreamville_33 #WeoutHere @KevanJr @TheCityRocks @kentuckymbb pic.twitter.com/oxxCYsjljt
Top 5 recruit Isaiah Stewart hanging out with the UK players in the stands. Stewart is here for his official visit this weekend (and the Cats have a real shot) https://t.co/d0zHzN3Okd https://t.co/GhHh1RPcBH— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) September 29, 2018
It’s unclear when Stewart plans to make his college decision, but as much momentum as Kentucky seemingly has, It’s fair to think he may decide sooner rather than later. it’s also probably safe to say Stewart is now one of the likelier 2019 recruits to end up at Kentucky, maybe the likeliest.
It will be interesting to see what impact that has in the recruitments of other big men in this class, including Aidan Igiehon, Zeke Nnaji, Matthew Hurt, Vernon Carey, Oscar Tshiebwe, and of course, James Wiseman.
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