Jonathan Kuminga is the No. 1 player in the 2021 class by anyone who has seen him play. He is likely the No. 2 player in all of high school behind 2022 prospect Emoni Bates. Kuminga is going to have a major impact on whatever program he chooses, and he is still considering a reclassification to 2020.
Today, Kuminga announced the final five options that he is considering for whatever class he lands in. That includes four schools in Kentucky, Texas Tech, Auburn and Duke, as well as potentially joining the NBA G-League.
Right now, Texas Tech holds every prediction at 247 Sports and 50% of the predictions at Rivals, where Auburn and LSU (now cut) also have a pick each. The Red Raiders currently have Kuminga’s brother, Joel Ntambwe, on their men’s basketball roster.
Kuminga is originally from the Congo, but is playing high school basketball at The Patrick School in New Jersey. John Calipari has been hot on the trail of this top-five recruit for a while, but many believe Kentucky is a long shot in his recruitment.
If Kuminga were to come to Kentucky in 2020, the Wildcats instantly become a national title favorite. That is likely the cases in 2021 as well, even though we have no idea what the roster will look like. He is simply that good.
There is no official timeline for Kuminga’s final announcement, and that will likely be determined by the class he decides to join. Whenever he decides, we will have all of the latest updates in Kuminga’s recruitment here on A Sea of Blue.
Check out some highlights of Kuminga from his junior season: