There’s been a lot of speculation about what would happen with Jalen Green once UK landed Terrence Clarke.
Now, we have confirmation that the two sides have mutually agreed to part ways, according to Adam Zagoria and Jack Pilgrim.
Kentucky and 2020 G Jalen Green have mutually parted ways and the official visit for Oct. 16-19 has been cancelled, a source tells me.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) September 16, 2019
Green is also being recruited by Auburn, Memphis and Oregon. pic.twitter.com/vS4OqrZdKZ
Jalen Green’s father, Marcus Green, tells KSR that Kentucky is no longer in the running in the five-star guard’s recruitment after the sides agreed to mutually part ways. His official visit to Lexington for October 16-19 has been cancelled.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) September 16, 2019
Not long after Clarke picked UK on Saturday, reports surfaced that they were now out for Green, who later disputed that. Clarke himself even said he wanted to recruit Green to UK.
The 3rd-ranked recruit is now likely to end up with the Memphis Tigers or Oregon Ducks, but going overseas is also an option. Perhaps the chance of going overseas, even if it’s small, helped scare UK away.
For what it’s worst, recruiting expert Andrew Slater just logged a crystal ball prediction in favor of Oregon.
Regardless of what the reason is, UK is officially out for Green.
In more positive news, five-star guard Joshua Christopher confirmed on Twitter that he is still considering UK in his recruitment.
Christopher is currently ranked 11th overall by 247 Sports. He’s a 6-foot-5 shooting guard that is extremely athletic and can really score the ball.
Christopher narrowed his choices to 5 this past summer.
Right now 247’s Crystal Ball has Kentucky as the leader for him right now with 50% of the votes and the other 50% is undecided.
If Kentucky were to land Christopher, their 2020 recruiting class would be quite remarkable. It would include the 4th, 11th, 13th, 33th, and 44th recruits in the country.
Christopher would be a great addition as well. He has a very high ceiling as a defender, and there’s a lot of potential to become more than just a shooter.
There is no timeline for Christopher’s decision, but it is good to see that he’s still considering UK after seeing all of the players that have already committed.