The nation’s No. 1 ranked point guard, who has Kentucky in his final five, will reportedly make his college decision this fall.
Kennedy Chandler’s father, Kylan Chandler, told Larry Vaught of Vaught’s Views and the Marshall County Daily that his son would decide on a school this fall.
“He’s not going to wait his whole senior year to make a decision. He’ll make it this fall, like maybe November,” Chandler’s father told Vaught. “He wants to make a couple of visits when he can. After that, he wants to make a decision. He doesn’t want to go his whole senior year worrying about where’s going to school.”
On where his son stands with Kentucky, Chandler’s father said, “I spoke to all five schools Kennedy has chosen for his top five and nothing has changed. Our (phone) numbers have not changed. All the coaches have access to him still. The plan is still the same.”
Chandler’s final five includes the Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, Memphis Tigers, North Carolina Tar Heels and Tennessee Volunteers. The G-League has also expressed interest in Chandler, though he’s made it clear the plan right now is going to college.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Chandler is the top-rated point guard in the nation for 2021 and the 12th-best overall prospect, per 247 Sports. He will be attending the Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas for his senior season after starting his high school career at the Briarcrest Christian Academy in Memphis.
Both crystal ball predictions logged so far have Duke landing the point guard, while the lone Rivals future cast was logged by Travis Graf of Cats Illustrated, who predicts Chandler will choose the Volunteers. Chandler has previously said, “Duke has always been like a dream school for me,” but all the recent buzz has been in favor of the Vols.
Can Kentucky close the deal and land the talented point guard, or will one of their biggest rivals win out in the end?
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