Franck Kepnang is a 6-10, top-20 recruit that Kentucky fans should keep their eyes on.
Kepnang is currently playing his high school ball at Westtown School, close to the Philadelphia area. And the Kentucky Wildcats coaching staff has made it known that they are interested in him.
Rivals analyst, Corey Evans, did an interview with Ben Roberts of Kentucky.com in which he praised Kepnang’s ability as a true big-man:
I think he’s kind of like Udoka Azubuike. He’s definitely an imposing figure. From a low-post perspective, and from a rebounding perspective, and a finishing perspective, Franck’s elite. That’s why he’s a top-30 prospect in America. His game is going to translate to a high-major level. He’s definitely not that face-up, perimeter-based guy. He’s trying to shoot the three a little bit; he’s not quite there yet. But, when it comes to a low-post guy, a true 5’s man - Franck kind of sets the bar for what that is in the ‘21 class.
Also, according to Ben Roberts, the Herald-Leader as been told that Kepnang could still reclassify to 2020 and play his college ball next season.
Kepnang is, of course, still class of 2021 and has not made a decision yet on if he will re-class or not. He is of age currently to do so, as he will be 19 years old in October, just before he is set to start his senior season of high school.
He currently does not have an offer from Kentucky, because I personally think the coaching staff is waiting to see if he does make the jump to 2020 to offer him. However, Kepnang does have a slew of offers from other schools such as UCONN, Georgia, Illinois (lead recruiter being Orlando Antigua), Indiana, Pittsburgh, UCLA, Washington, Syracuse, St. John’s, Stanford, St. Louis, and Vanderbilt.
If Kepnang is convinced to re-class, expect Kentucky to make a push towards him.