The Kentucky Wildcats could be close to adding another commitment to join Brandon Boston Jr. in the class of 2020.
Cam’Ron Fletcher is a talented 6-6 small forward from St. Louis, Missouri who is currently ranked as the 36th overall best player in the nation by 247 Sports. He is currently on campus for an official visit, and it appears that Kentucky is the heavy favorite to land him. It’s very possible his commitment could come before he leaves Lexington.
With his versatility and skill set, he may be sliding under the radar a bit as far as 2020 recruits go. Both ESPN and 247 Sports list Fletcher as a four-star prospect, but I believe that most recruiting analysts would agree that he has all of the tools to be an elite player at the next level.
The most immediate thing to note when discussing Fletcher’s game is his tremendous athletic ability. At 6-6 190 pounds, he can attack the rim and finish over top of pretty much anyone at the high school level.
I had the chance to see Fletcher and his Vashon (MO) team play in a holiday tournament in late 2018. At times, I noticed that his motor was questionable, but when he turned it on, it was easy to see the potential that he has moving forward. He has a great feel for the game when the ball is in his hands, and should continue to become even more effective off the ball as the competition level he plays against improves.
This will be a big season for Fletcher to show what he is about and distance himself from other similarly ranked prospects. Right now, his game is more predicated on scoring from 12-15 feet and in. Adding a consistent jump shot will be important for his overall development, but his ability to attack the rim will continue to make him a very desirable prospect.
With a strong effort this season, it will be possible for Fletcher to work his way into the class of 2020’s top 25 and maybe even secure a McDonald’s All-American invitation. He has the skills and the name recognition to potentially make this happen.
As of right now, he is on the outside looking in, as 247 Sports has him ranked 36th and ESPN 44th. But again, it will be difficult to find a player ranked in his similar tier that possesses the same upside that Fletcher does.
There is a lot of time for these rankings to change and his on-court performance this high school season will have to do the talking.
Kentucky is clearly positioned very well to land Fletcher considering he is on campus right now and all of the recent buzz has been pro UK.
“The things I like about Kentucky is their style of play,” Fletcher told 247 Sports. “I feel like their coaching staff is great and Coach Cal is a great coach. He cares about his players and makes things happen for them.”
Being a wing slasher there really is not much to debate about how Fletcher would fit in at Kentucky. His style of play and skill set should be valuable on any John Calipari coached team. Adding his skill set with Brandon Boston Jr.’s and UK will already have a strong 2020 recruiting class and there will surely be more names added to the list.
Fletcher also has considerable upside as a defender. With his length, he can be disruptive in passing lanes and his size will allow him to guard multiple positions in college.
This would be a really solid pick up for the Cats considering it is only August.