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Harrison Ingram announces top 6 with no UK, who was showing interest

The top-10 recruit caught UK’s attention, but it may have been too late.

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Harrison Ingram is a five-star prospect out of Dallas (TX) ranked No. 8 overall in 2021 by Rivals. He currently has an impressive offer list and just cut his final list to six schools: North Carolina, Michigan, Purdue, Stanford, Harvard, and Howard.

Ingram also holds offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Louisville, Memphis, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

However, according to Corey Evans of Rivals, Kentucky has started showing some interest in Ingram, as well as Duke.

“There are a few other programs that have begun to show greater interest, namely Duke and Kentucky.”

Ingram is a 6-7 small forward with a high basketball IQ, an explosive athlete, and a great rebounder. Ingram has the potential to be a late lottery pick in the draft, and is currently projected to be a first-round pick when his time comes.

With the late interest and Ingram already cutting his list to six schools, I don’t see a scenario where Kentucky can land this kid, just because it is so late in his recruiting process.

But, stranger things have happened when John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats come calling, so there is always a “never say never” mantra with Coach Cal on the recruiting trail.

Kentucky has still only offered four players in the class of 2021 as of now, with Jaden Hardy, Paolo Banchero, Patrick Baldwin, and Kennedy Chandler scoring offers. So expect more offers to go out very soon. 2022 prospect Skyy Clark has also received an offer from Kentucky.

The favorites to land Ingram, according to Evans, are Stanford, Purdue, UNC, Michigan, Duke, and Louisville, in that order (Louisville and Duke now appear to be out of the running since they’re not on Ingram’s final six).

Stanford has been seen as the favorite for a while now, with Ingram almost pulling the trigger and committing to the Cardinal earlier in the year. But, Purdue has picked up some steam (pun intended) and, at this time, it seems likely that Ingram either lands in Palo Alto or West Lafayette.

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