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Kentucky is showing interest in new 2021 prospect

Calipari continues to cast a wider net in future classes.

NCAA Basketball: Louisiana State at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

While the Kentucky Wildcats have only issued two scholarships offers for the 2021 class (Terrence Clarke and Jonathan Kuminga), they continue to reach out to top prospects. The latest 2021 star to talk about Kentucky showing interest in his game is AJ Griffin from White Plains, New York.

Griffin is the No. 10 overall player in the class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, and he continues to climb that list every time it is updated. Griffin currently holds offers from St. Johns, Seton Hall, Wake Forest, Maryland and Pittsburgh.

When Evan Daniels asked Griffin who is prioritizing him in his recruitment, he did not hesitate to name drop the Wildcats.

“Kentucky and Providence but most of them will come and talk to me after workouts and stuff like that,” Griffin told Daniels.

Griffin is a 6-7, 200 pound wing that can absolutely score the basketball. In his most recent Nike EYBL weekend finale, he 23 points while making nine of his fifteen shots, including six three-pointers. To be as big and strong as he is, being so dangerous from deep makes him a very unique player.

It certainly bodes well that Kentucky is the first major program to reach out to Griffin. Recruits certainly remember things like that. While we do not appear to be close to an offer at this point, Griffin is just the type of player that could pick up an early one.

“It’s going really good,” Griffin said about his recruitment. “I like the schools that are looking at me right now so I’m just going to keep moving and keep working.”

If he continues to develop his skills, a player with that frame would be hard to deal with in the college game.