The Kentucky Wildcats have missed out on a lot of good basketball players in recent years. They have also missed out on some recruits with awesome names like Zion Williamson and JT Thor. There is an up-and-comer in the 2022 class that would fit perfectly into both categories, and he is high on Kentucky’s list.
Scoota Henderson is currently ranked as the No. 16 recruit in the 2022 class according to the 247 Sports Composite. He is also ranked as the No. 3 point guard in the country. Over the weekend, he led his team to victory over teams with two players ranked ahead of him, No. 1 point guard JD Davidson and the No. 2 overall recruit Mikey Williams. Henderson is really opening some eyes this winter, and he may be headed for a big jump in the rankings.
“He is very competitive, especially when the lights come on,” Travis Branham of 247 Sports told the Herald-Leader about his weekend performance. “Those were two major statement games. A lot of times you see elite prospects back down from those challenges. And Scoot was the opposite. He just answered the challenge, which is something you want to see out of those top prospects. You don’t want to see them ducking the competition.”
Kentucky currently has only one commitment for the 2022 class, and that is Skyy Clark. There have always been rumors that Clark, listed as a combo guard, would reclassify to 2021. However, there is no reason to think these two could not play together if Clark stays in his class.
Henderson told 247 Sports that he is in regular communication with the Kentucky staff, specifically Joel Justus. If he is on the trajectory that many believe he is on, he could be the next elite point guard in Lexington. And just think of all of the signs, chants, and bad tattoos Kentucky fans would create from a player named Scoot.