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Friday Quickies: Isaiah Jackson Edition

Kentucky is a final contender for the 2020 forward

The recruitment of Isaiah Jackson is coming down the stretch and Kentucky looks to be squarely in the mix.

The five-star forward is planning to announce his decision on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and will be deciding between Alabama, Kentucky, and Syracuse. Jackson, who is from Michigan, is ranked #25 in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, is thought to be between Alabama and Kentucky, with Syracuse as a dark-horse candidate.

If Jackson lands at Kentucky, he will join Lance Ware in the frontcourt of a potentially loaded 2020 recruiting class. Kentucky has already filled out much of its backcourt and wing positions but still needs some players in the frontcourt.

Jackson fits the mold of several big men that Calipari has brought to Kentucky in the past. He’s long, athletic, and is known for making plays on the defensive end with his shot-blocking ability with room to grow on the offensive end.

Ultimately, Jackson probably ends up at Alabama, but Kentucky is Kentucky, and that could be too hard to pass up for Jackson. If he chooses to be a Cat, he’ll be an extremely valuable asset for Kentucky.

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