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Jalen Johnson announces final 4

Johnson takes the next step in his recruitment as a decision may not be far off.

The Kentucky Wildcats are still in the hunt for Jalen Johnson.

The five-star small forward announced his final four on Saturday, and it includes Kentucky:

Also making the cut were the Duke Blue Devils, Arizona Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers.

Though four schools remain, this is widely believed to be a Kentucky - Duke battle when Johnson is ready to make his decision, which could come later this summer. Johnson recently said he could commit as early as the Peach Jam, which takes place July 10-14.

The 6-8, 215-pound Johnson is ranked third overall by 247 Sports Composite in addition to being the top-ranked small forward.

In addition to his final four, the Wisconsin native also holds offers from the North Carolina Tar Heels, Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, Kansas Jayhawks, LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers among others.

Johnson recently revealed that Kentucky was his dream school growing up, but he made it clear he also loves what Duke has to offer.

“I love the slogan ‘The Brotherhood.’ That means a lot to me,” Johnson told Rivals. ‘‘I am not the type of guy that would want to go away from home because I am more family oriented, but when they dropped the whole spill on The Brotherhood, that made my interest get bigger, because you feel like you are at home with them.”

Regardless of what the outcome is, it appears Kentucky will learn what one of its top targets will do before next season even begins.

In the meantime, here are some highlights of Johnson in action:

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