The Kentucky Wildcats currently don’t have any commitments for the 2020 class, and they’ve only offered 10 players overall.
However, it is now the summer before 2020, and that means that we’re going to start seeing a lot of recruits talk about or even start to commit to their desired schools.
One of those guys is four-star forward Dawson Garcia. He stands at 6-11 and is from Prior Lake (MN). He’s an extremely versatile big man that is effective on both sides of the ball. He was at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville recently and talked about his game, and one team in particular that he is very interested in, reported by KSR.
Garcia holds offers from Baylor, Marquette, Texas, Minnesota, and others, but there is no leader currently in the 247 Sports crystal ball.
“All of the schools that have offered me so far, they came to my house and have done a great job of recruiting me,” he said. “[There are] some of the other schools that haven’t offered me yet but are going to continue to watch me this summer.”
Who are these other schools you ask?
“Kentucky, UNC, Duke, they’ve all been in contact with me, texting and calling me lately,” he said. “They’re just telling me to keep doing what I’m doing. They’re telling me to keep my head up, congratulating me on winning a [U18 World Cup gold medal in Mongolia], telling me they’re excited to watch me [here] and during the live recruiting period in July.”
You guessed it, the blue bloods. While all the schools that offered him are great, there’s just something about getting an offer from Kentucky, UNC or Duke.
As for Kentucky specifically, here’s what he had to say:
“My level of interest right now is high,” he said. “It’s a great program, they get guys to the league right away. When they came to my school and talked to me, they were like, “Yeah, Kentucky is not for everybody, and that’s true. It shows that if you go to Kentucky, you have to just love basketball or life is going to be a living hell for you.”
This is a great sign, as 247 Sports has him ranked at 23rd overall in the country and the second-best player out of Minnesota. As his senior year continues, I’m sure he will get the offers he’s looking for.