Who will fill the point guard spot in Kentucky’s 2020 recruiting class?
Right now, it seems to be up in the air.
Kentucky already has a strong class thus far but it is made up of wings and one frontcourt player. Assuming that Kentucky’s trio of point guards for the 2019-2020 leaves for the NBA, the Cats will be looking for a lead guard in their 2020 class.
They have a few options but no certainties.
Cade Cunningham is the top guard in the country. At 6’6”, he is listed as a combo guard but most expect him to be the primary ball handler for whatever team he decides to play for next year. Right now, the favorite is Oklahoma State as they have been recruiting him longer and they just recently hired his brother. Kentucky is in the thick of his recruitment though, and Calipari has made him a priority.
Josh Christopher has also been an option. Christopher is a top 10 player in the class who is listed as a shooting guard or combo guard, but he could play the point in college. Kentucky was once viewed as the favorite, but the momentum has shifted and Christopher landing in Lexington is no longer the prevailing thought. Kentucky is still in the mix, but there is a lot less confidence he ends up wearing UK blue.
Devin Askew is one of the top guards in 2021 and a heavy UK target who has been rumored to reclassify to 2020. If Askew does reclassify, Kentucky is likely to ramp up the heat in what seems to be headed toward a recruiting battle with Louisville.
All three options bring different qualities and while I think Kentucky stands a good chance with each of them, you could argue that Kentucky isn’t the leader for any of the three. Kentucky will need a point guard in the 2020 class, and hopefully they can land one of the three superstar talents above to add to the array of talent the Cats have already landed for the class.
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