The Kentucky Wildcats are no longer an option for 2020 center Mady Sissoko.
The 6-10 big man cut his list down to the BYU Cougars, Michigan State Spartans, Memphis Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks. He is now scheduled to make his announcement on Tuesday September 10th.
6-10 230lb #espn Mady Sissoko has narrowed his selection to @BYUbasketball @KUHoops @MSU_Basketball @Memphis_MBB He will announce official commitment Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30PM (MST) Live on Instagram @watigersbb — media inquiries contact via https://t.co/4Xk3RxBObV pic.twitter.com/yyExOPsr5E— Wasatch Academy Basketball (@WATigersBB) September 6, 2019
UK had been on contact over the summer, but they’re’ focusing other frontcourt options in the class of 2020.
You may remember Sissoko because of his involvement in one of the more bizarre recruiting stories that you will ever hear about. Back in July, he was on a visit to BYU and was unfortunately injured in an ATV accident. There is still concern that Sissoko could miss his entire senior season due to the injury he suffered to his hand.
There is hope that he will in fact be back in action before his high school career is over. Hopefully he does heal quickly and has the chance to suit up for Wasatch Academy. Sissoko has been described as a very coachable player with extreme potential.
The West Africa native has only been in the United States for three years and his incredible 7’4 wingspan make him an intriguing prospect.
The four-star big man would have been a nice option for UK, who was in contact over the summer after Sissoko began to make a name for himself at the NBPA Top 100 camp. He averaged 13.2 points and 9.1 rebounds on the Nike EYBL circuit. But his recruitment never picked up a ton of traction as far as the Cats are concerned.
Former UK national champion and BYU head coach, Mark Pope, has a chance to sign Sissoko. However, it will be a challenge for Pope contending against Tom Izzo. All of the current predictions at Rivals and 247 Sports are in favor of the Spartans.
Isaiah Todd, Lance Ware, Isaiah Jackson, Cliff Omoruyi, Makur Maker and Greg Brown remain options for UK to potentially add in the frontcourt.