Recruiting for the 2020 college basketball class is in full swing, as commitments or final lists seem to be coming out almost daily.
John Calipari has secured commitments from BJ Boston and Cam’Ron Fletcher, but the really big fish are still out there waiting to be caught.
Two of the top prospects remaining on Kentucky’s board are Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd. Todd had considered reclassifying to 2019, and if he did Kentucky was considered a major player. While the Wildcats are still in the running for both of these guys, there is growing chatter that or both of them may end up playing professional basketball overseas instead of enrolling in college.
Green is the No. 3 player in the class and may end up being the most college-ready of any prospect in 2020. Unfortunately, many believe that Memphis is currently the favorite. While Coach Cal would undoubtedly hate to lose another top prospect to Penny Hardaway, Jack Pilgrim of KSR is hearing “other outside whispers circling that he could end up playing overseas” like RJ Hampton and LaMelo Ball.
There is similar buzz around the idea that Todd is considering playing professionally in Australia. Perhaps that is part of why Kentucky is looking at another 2020 big man in Greg Brown.
Todd is the No. 14 player in the class, but his game translates perfectly to the “positionless basketball” model that John Calipari pitches to recruits. He is a 6-10 power forward with a strong mid-range game that makes him very difficult to guard.
Despite the rumors that Todd is interested in skipping college basketball, Pilgrim still feels like Kentucky is in the driver’s seat to land the No. 1 player from North Carolina. He also believes Todd may be Calipari’s favorite player in the class.
Pilgrim has a myriad of recruiting updates in addition to the rumors covered here. Check out his entire post over on KSR.