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Evan Daniels shares encouraging update on Jonathan Kuminga

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Kuminga could wind up being the No. 1 overall player in 2020.

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One of the biggest storylines in the college basketball world for 2020 will be the recruitment of Jonathan Kuminga.

The consensus No. 1 overall player in 2021 is expected to eventually reclassify into 2020 and be one of the top 1-2 players in that class, and Kentucky is firmly in the mix for his services.

But so too are schools like Auburn, Duke, Memphis, Michigan, Florida State and Texas Tech (where his brother plays) among others, and it’s been hard to get a read on which schools are standing out early in this recruitment.

Well, Evan Daniels of 247 Sports says that Kentucky and Auburn are the two schools standing out right now, but he also thinks LSU could still be in the mix, even though they didn’t make Kuminga’s top 10.

In terms of schools, if I was handicapping I’d look at Kentucky and Auburn in the top tier. I know they aren’t on the list, but I wouldn’t count LSU out either. Honestly it’s still quite early here. I don’t think we will see a reclass/college decision from him until after the summer.

It’s looking more and more like Kuminga will play in the summer recruiting events before making any kind of reclassification and college decision, so this will drag out for a while, but this is an encouraging update for Kentucky.

John Calipari has visited and watched the St. Patrick (NJ) star several times since the fall recruiting period, so he seems to believe Kentucky has a real shot at one of the best in all of high school hoops, not to mention a potential No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick someday.

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