Isaiah Todd was once viewed as the likeliest commitment for Kentucky in the Class of 2020.
However, that was before Todd opted to transfer to Word of God Academy for his senior season of high school hoops. While this is the same school that produced John Wall, it is sitting in North Carolina’s backyard.
Turns out, the Tar Heels may now be the favorites in this recruitment, according to Rivals analyst Corey Evans, who also thinks the Michigan Wolverines are a threat.
The Wolverines are the sneaky dark horse for him, but whenever things are finalized, I see Todd in Chapel Hill.
The interesting thing with UNC is that they now have commitments from five-star centers Day’Ron Sharpe and Walker Kessler, not to mention there’s a chance incoming five-star center Armando Bacot could be back next season. That’s a pretty stacked frontcourt for Todd to join, which may also explain why he’s waiting to decide in the spring.
Kentucky’s frontcourt for 2020-21 could be a great chance for Todd to take a starting spot and have a major role in. And given Kentucky’s struggles to land premier high school big men in the last two classes, getting Todd, a top-10 recruit at Rivals and ESPN, would have been a major bounceback for John Calipari and his staff.
Kentucky already holds a commitment from four-star forward Lance Ware, but Kentucky needs to add 3-4 bigs in 2020 with Nate Sestina graduating and potentially both EJ Montgomery and Nick Richards heading to the pros.
It is worth mentioning that Todd is rumored to be considering a move overseas before entering the 2021 NBA Draft, though the current expectation is he’ll play in college.
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