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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: John Calipari to meet with Zeke Nnaji, AAU teammate of Matthew Hurt

Is Kentucky trying to get these two Minnesota stars to Lexington?

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A new name has emerged on the recruiting trail for the Kentucky Wildcats.

According to Rivals reporter David Sisk, Kentucky head coach John Calipari will be meeting with Zeke Nnaji on Sept. 9 for an in-home visit.

Nnaji, a four-star forward in the Class of 2019, is a new name for Kentucky, as they’ve not been believed to be a player in this recruitment until now. He currently holds offers from the Kansas Jayhawks, Arizona Wildcats, Ohio State Buckeyes, UCLA Bruins and Wisconsin Badgers among others.

At 6-10 and 215 pounds, Nnaji is ranked No. 30 overall in 2019 by 247 Sports Composite, which measures all of the recruiting rankings. Kansas has been viewed as the favorite in this recruitment, which is also significant with another recruit Kentucky is battling Kansas for in Matthew Hurt.

Hurt and Nnaji are AAU teammates for D1 Minnesota and both play high school basketball in Minnesota. Nnaji plays at Hopkins, while Hurt plays at John Marshall and is planning to visit Kentucky officially this fall.

The two have been projected to pick Kansas for some time now at 247, but as we saw with Bryan Antoine picking Villanova over Duke today, nothing is ever a sure thing in recruiting.

Don’t sleep on Arizona either, as their women’s team just offered a scholarship to Nnaji’s sister.

Check out some highlights of Nnaji on the AAU circuit:

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