The Kentucky Wildcats appear to be getting into the mix for a new point guard in the Class of 2021.
This time, it’s four-star recruit Carter Whitt, according to Rivals reporter Corey Evans. Whitt has already taken several visits, so it would appear Kentucky is jumping in the mix just in the nick of time.
“Whitt has the opportunity to take a final remaining official visit this spring, that is once the ban is released regarding on and off campus recruiting. Meanwhile, Kentucky and Michigan are the latest to express interest towards him,” Evans wrote.
A North Carolina native, Whitt has yet to receive an offer from either of the state’s powerhouse programs, UNC and Duke. The 6-foot-3 point guard has visited with Boston College and has seen “heavy interest” from Ohio State and Notre Dame among many other colleges.
According to Evans, Whitt is averaging 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists during his junior season. Combine that type of scoring and playmaking with a 6-foot-3 frame, and it’s easy to understand why he’s so unique.
The 11th best point guard in the class of 2021 and the second best in the state of North Carolina, Whitt would be just the second point guard in the class that the Wildcats have expressed interest in.
One of the nation’s best programs, the Wildcats were destined for a high seed in the now-cancelled March Madness. But, with numerous five-star prospects coming in next season, their dominance doesn't look to have an end.
Whitt, as long as he’s up to competing for a spot one of the nation’s premier teams, will have every chance to be the next great Kentucky guard. Still having work to do, Kentucky is certainly the most famed program to have shown interest.
Expect a player of Whitt’s caliber to continue to see offers from other top-tier programs.