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5-star big man N’Faly Dante mentioned as reclass candidate

Kentucky needs bigs. Could Dante be the answer in 2019?

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The Kentucky Wildcats have a few good pieces for the Class of 2019, but they desperately need to address their issues in the frontcourt.

It really just depends on how the season plays out, but Kentucky could potentially lose all of their big men. Sophomore Nick Richards and freshman EJ Montgomery will more than likely return, but that still leaves them in need of one, if not two more big men. Kentucky is still fighting to get Keion Brooks, Matthew Hurt, Jaden McDaniels, or even Anthony Edwards, though he’s a backcourt player.

However, there could be another reclassification for the 2019 class in N’Faly Dante, who is a five-star center that towers at 6-11. Dante is from Wichita (KS) and currently plays for Sunrise Christian Academy. Dante is currently ranked as seventh overall and first overall at his position in the Class of 2020, according to Rivals, but that would change if he were to reclassify of course.

It just so happens that’s what Corey Evans of Rivals said last week of Dante, though Kansas might be in better shape right now if that happens. Jack Pilgrim of KSR also mentioned Dante as a possibly reclassification ecruit, though he actually says Kentucky prefers Dante in the Class of 2020, giving him more time to develop.

Still, the fact that Kentucky has already offered him shows they think very highly of him, regardless of what class he’s in.

If somehow John Calipari and his staff can convince Dante to come to Kentucky, that would be extremely helpful in filling one of those crucial frontcourt positions that is desperately needed.

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