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Moussa Cisse cuts list and comments on Kentucky

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“Coach Cal is one of the greatest coaches of all time.”

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The Kentucky Wildcats continue to stay in contention for most of their top 2021 targets. The latest victory came today as forward Moussa Cisse announced his final six schools, which included Kentucky.

Cisse is the No. 8 overall player, No. 3 power forward, and No. 1 player in the state of Tennessee in the 2021 class, according to the 247 Sports Composite. His final six consists of the Wildcats, LSU Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Memphis Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs and Georgetown Hoyas.

in addition, Cisse spoke with Corey Evans of Rivals about the latest in his recruitment. Here’s what he had to say about Kentucky and head coach John Calipari:

“Coach Cal (John Calipari) is one of the greatest coaches of all time. I went there for a visit and it was great. Also, whenever I first got to the United States, they were the first team that I watched and when they offered me my sophomore year, that was just really big. I feel really good about them.”

LSU has been seen as the favorite for quite some time, but with it being so early in the process you can certainly not count out John Calipari. And, of course, there is always the chance (however slim) that LSU coach Will Wade will be held accountable for recorded conversations about allegedly paying players.

Cisse was rumored to be a possible reclassification candidate, but his high school coach believes it may be too late in the game for that to happen. The Wildcats sure could use the 6-10 big man for the upcoming class, but he would be a huge get whenever he decides to enroll in college.

The Rivals report from Evans states that Cisse hopes to complete the necessary coursework needed to reclassify within the next month, then make a final decision on whether he will play in college next season or not.

The Memphis native had a monster junior year, averaging 22.5 points, 14 rebounds, and nearly 9 blocks per game in leading his team to a Tennessee state title. I am sure Penny Hardaway has been camping out on his street every night with a boombox over his head, but it seems that several others are ahead of Memphis in the race to land Cisse.

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