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Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes takes a shot at UK’s academics

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Forbes also believes Olivier Sarr is 50/50 on staying or leaving for another school.

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On Tuesday, Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr was officially added to the transfer portal after reports came out over the weekend that he was not yet officially in.

It is believed that Kentucky will be one of the main teams involved in trying to get Sarr for the 2020-21 season.

Sarr averaged 13.7 points, 9 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks last season for Wake Forest and would be tremendous addition for the Wildcats’ frontcourt.

Current Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes did an interview Tuesday with Josh Graham of WSJS Sports where he took a shot at Kentucky’s academics.

“Why would you want to go to Wake for 3 years and then graduate from a place like Kentucky?”

I suppose he didn’t know that Kentucky made the Final Four in the academic NCAA Tournament Bracket in 2019 and made the championship game in 2018. A 2020 bracket never happened due to the coronavirus.

Regardless, this was an unnecessary shot considering that Kentucky is a very good academic school and that playing basketball at Kentucky under John Calipari is better than what Wake Forest and Steve Forbes have to offer.

Forbes also noted that he believes Sarr is 50/50 on his decision to stay or leave for another school.

We will keep you updated on any new information that comes out about this recruitment.

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