There is some good news surrounding a 2020 prospect that Kentucky has been recruiting for some time.
Four-star power forward JT Thor is expected to schedule visits to both Kentucky and Arizona. Thor’s brother, Jal, spoke to Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog and provided some key information in regards to his recruitment.
The most interesting thing might be that his brother left the door open for JT Thor to potentially bump back to the class of 2021. Usually you see players reclassifying up but in this case you could see a top prospect move back into his original class. Although, I still think the best bet is that Thor will be enrolled in college this fall and complete the coursework to remain in 2020.
At 6-8, Thor is a lanky athletic finisher with a tremendously high ceiling. Currently he plays for Norcross in Georgia but played last season at the powerhouse Huntington Prep. 247 Sports ranks him as a four star prospect and a top-50 player nationally. He would be a great addition for the Cats no matter what class he signs in.
There has been speculation that Thor could opt to go the professional route and skip college all together but based off his brother’s comment it seems certain that he will play college ball. There’s been some recent success stories with young prospects choosing to go overseas to prepare for the NBA draft as opposed to playing at the collegiate level. Most notably LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton have taken this path and both seem to be positioned well for June’s draft.
So it’s good news for Kentucky that Thor is likely to stay in the United States and even more so that he seems genuinely interested in becoming a Wildcat.
Jal told Zagsblog that, “He (JT) likes Kentucky a lot.”
The dates of the visit haven’t been made clear yet but it’s probable that he will visit Arizona before coming to Lexington.