The 2020 recruiting class is the main focus of college coaches, as their 2019 rosters are basically set unless we see a late reclassification.
Four-star small forward Cam’Ron Fletcher from Saint Louis (MO) has been getting a lot of attention from big-time programs, and he has now set an official visit for Lexington.
Fletcher already took an official visit to Michigan State back in March of this year, and according to Rivals reporter Jake Weingarten, Fletcher will be in Lexington for an official on August 1st.
In a recent interview with the Herald-Leader, 247 Sports recruiting director Evan Daniels gave a very encouraging update on Kentucky’s standing with Fletcher.
“He’s recently narrowed his list to five, and I think Kentucky’s in great position — that’s why I put in that Crystal Ball (prediction for Kentucky),” Daniels told the Herald-Leader. “As of today, I like their chances.”
Over at Rivals, Jake Weingarten and Russ Wood have logged recent predictions for Fletcher to Kentucky.
Brian Snow of 247 Sports had this to say about Fletcher’s game.
“At 6-foot-6 with great length, his versatility and natural ability are through the roof. Right now, he is more of a threat from 15-feet and in, but his outside shot has improved, and it is beginning to become a regular part of his game. It is the toughness, athleticism, and ability to attack with the dribble that makes Fletcher such a productive player. He doesn’t have the best feel for the game, but the physical tools and desire allow him to overcome that, and be a talented forward who can excel in a number of different roles.”
Fletcher may not a top-25 recruit (currently), but he’s still a very good player that can come in and give the Cats great minutes and develop into a great player over time.
Cal has proved already with lower ranked guys like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Tyler Herro that he can develop them and turn them into lottery picks. Fetcher certainly looks like someone with the potential to follow suit in Lexington.
As much buzz as Kentucky is getting right now, it’s not crazy to think Fletcher could make a decision soon after his venture to Lexington. He has previously said he wants to decide before his senior season.