For those who were hoping to see Isaiah Todd in the 2019 class, it appears you’re out of luck.
According to Adam Zagoria, Todd is remaining in the Class of 2020.
Isaiah Todd’s mom told me he won’t reclass to 2019 and will go 2020. Kentucky , Oklahoma and UNC involved. Oregon recently also. pic.twitter.com/OeisULkjzW— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 6, 2019
Todd was becoming a major target for Kentucky as a 2019 recruit, but the buzz has been building in recent weeks that he would stay in 2020.
Since Kentucky just landed grad transfer Nate Sestina with the potential return of EJ Montgomery and Nick Richards — not to mention guys like Kahlil Whitney and Keion Brooks playing the 4 in small-ball lineups — the frontcourt is suddenly pretty full for a big like Todd to jump into the mix with.
For now, the Wildcats still appear to be in good shape with the five-star power forward as a 2020 recruit.
Elsewhere, five-star guard RJ Hampton has cut his list to four, including the Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, Memphis Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks.
RJ Hampton’s dad tells me they’re at 4 schools now w/ Duke, UK, Kansas and Memphis and may cut to 3 soon. Reclassifying to 2019 is still a strong option. They will look at what PGs go to the NBA, including what Tre Jones does at Duke. Story coming later.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 6, 2019
Duke and Kentucky have gotten the most buzz in this recruitment, and both could use Hampton in 2019 if he ultimately does reclassify.
However, the Blue Devils could get back Tre Jones, while Kentucky may return Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley to join Tyrese Maxey in the backcourt.
Perhaps if that happens, Memphis will be in a better spot for the top-10 recruit. It’s really had to see any elite recruit picking Kansas right now with all the FBI stuff they’re involved in.
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