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Top-5 recruit Jon Kuminga visiting Kentucky

Kuminga is ranked as high as No. 3 overall in his class.

UPDATE

Jon Kuminga has made his way to Lexington for an unofficial visit, and he’ll be in Rupp Arena tonight when Kentucky hosts the Arkansas Razorbacks.


John Calipari has only offered a few scholarships to players in the 2020 class, but he is already planning for 2021 and looks to host a top player in that class next Tuesday.

According to Evan Daniels, the Kentucky Wildcats will host Jon Kuminga for an unofficial visit next Tuesday:

Kuminga is a 6-8 forward from Centereach, NY. He is ranked as No. 3 in the 2021 class according to the 247 Sports and Rivals rankings. ESPN ranks him No. 4 overall.

Particularly during his sophomore high school season, Kimunga has shown to be one of the more versatile players in the class. He defends very well, gets to the basket, and has great court vision to distribute the ball. His three-point shot is not bad, either.

Kuminga is visiting as the Wildcats take on Arkansas at 9 pm on the SEC Network. This is really the first time that Kimunga has appeared on the radar for Kentucky, and any traction they can make with him early would be a great start on his recruitment.

Among the many schools who’ve offered Kuminga include the Auburn Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Baylor Bears, Georgia Bulldogs, Maryland Terrapins and West Virginia Mountaineers.

While he already holds offers from many programs not considered a “blue blood,” it seems that John Calipari is just now making it around to recruiting the New York native. St. Johns is the early favorite for Kuminga, but that could change very quickly once some more prominent programs get involved.

Kuminga’s style fits very well with the positionless basketball model, and he is just the type of player that Calipari is looking for. However, he has to score an offer from the Wildcats first. Will that come next week?

Here are some of his highlights from the fall:

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