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Josh Christopher says Kentucky is still in his top 5

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Despite recent guard commitments, Christopher isn’t ruling out the Wildcats. 

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The 2020 class is shaping up to be a monster recruiting haul for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats.

After missing out on top-five talent the last handful of years, Calipari and the Cats have already landed the commitment of guard Terrence Clarke, who’s ranked as the fourth-best college prospect in the nation for 2020. In addition, Kentucky has commitments from five-star guard B.J. Boston, four-star small forward Cam’Ron Fletcher, and four-star power forward Lance Ware.

With work still to do, many expect Calipari and company to look for several big men and a point guard to complete a talented 2020 class. However, there’s another big-name shooting guard who hasn’t eliminated Kentucky from consideration quite yet.

California native and five-star shooting guard Josh Christopher said in a recent interview with Rivals that the Wildcats are among the five schools he is still considering. Kentucky joins the UCLA Bruins, Arizona State Sun Devils, Missouri Tigers and Michigan Wolverines.

When talking about Kentucky, Christopher said the Wildcats were still in the hunt, adding “I’ve never had a problem playing with talent,” when discussing Kentucky’s guard depth. He did not say, however if he will take an official visit to Lexington or not.

Recently, there was a report that Kentucky had parted ways with Christopher. Not long after, he sent a tweet that suggested it wasn’t his decision:

For what it’s worth, 247’s crystal ball gives UCLA a 100% chance to land him with four experts submitting their predictions.

Check out Rivals’ full interview with the five-star prospect below.

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