Kentucky may have found a new frontcourt target in the Class of 2021.
According to Jake Weingarten, John Calipari met with Moussa Cisse on Monday.
Kentucky’s John Calipari and LSU’s Will Wade both met with five-star junior big Moussa Cisse today, a source told @Stockrisers.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) September 30, 2019
Calipari watched Cisse work out earlier this month, so it’s safe to see he’s very interested in the five-star center.
A 6-9 center out of Memphis (TN), Cisse is ranked ninth overall in 2021 by 247 Sports composite. His highest ranking is seventh overall by Rivals.
Cisse is a traditional low-post bruiser who does most of his damage on dunks and muscling defenders to the rim, though he moves well for a guy his size. He’s also a great shot-blocker with a freakish wingspan.
Interestingly, the only schools who’ve offered him thus far are the Georgia Bulldogs and UConn Huskies, according to 247 Sports.
However, the Memphis Tigers are viewed as a major player. There are already two crystal ball predictions in favor of Cisse, including one from recruiting expert Andrew Slater.
Cisse, who previously attended Christ The King Regional in New York, transferred to Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis this past August. Unless there’s some type of issue with his academics or potential NCAA eligibility, I would imagine more scholarship offers will be pouring in over the next few months.
If Kentucky were to offer Cisse, he would become the first true center that the Wildcats have offered in 2021. He would also join Patrick Baldwin, Jaden Hardy, Jon Kuminga, Paolo Banchero and Devin Askew as 2021 recruits with offers from Kentucky, though several of those guys may end up reclassifying into 2020, so it’s no surprise to see Calipari starting to cast a wider net in this class.
Check out some highlights of Cisse from the AAU circuit.