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Jalen Green talks feeling like a priority to UK and importance of honesty

Green wasn’t happy that John Calipari offered a few guys before him.


Jalen Green is a consensus top five player in the 2020 class, and he holds scholarship offers from every major program, including Kentucky.

However, his family told Larry Vaught that he was “puzzled” by the fact that other players received offers from John Calipari before he did, especially since Green was ranked No. 1 at the time of his offer.

The Green family was not silent about Green’s disappointment when talking to Calipari, and they wanted to make sure that Kentucky was making Green a priority in the 2020 class.

“Calipari broke it down for him and kept it 100 percent truthful,” Green’s trainer, Marcus Green, told Vaught. “That’s why he has put Kentucky in the spot it is now and that remains his dream school.”

The “dream school” talk is a bit of a touchy subject right now. Fellow 2020 stud Jalen Johnson also publicly discussed Kentucky being his dream school, and then tried to ruin Independence Day for Big Blue Nation by committing to Duke on July 4th.

While Marcus mentioned that phrase multiple times, he obviously reinforced the fact that it isn’t a done deal.

“That is his dream school and one of his priorities is to make sure he explores that in depth,” Marcus said. “Then if it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out.”

While that certainly does not add confidence to Kentucky fans hoping to sign Green, it is obvious that he feels a connection to Kentucky Basketball and its fans.

Green would be the perfect player to build the 2020 recruiting class around, not to mention Calipari’s first top five recruit since most of my kids were born.

Find out more about Vaught’s interview with Marcus here, and check out the highlights of Jalen Green below.

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