There’s a new name to watch for on the recruiting trail for Kentucky basketball. And it may have something to do with Texas assistant Jai Lucas, who the Wildcats are pursuing for John Calipari’s coaching staff.
According to Recruits Zone, Kentucky is showing interest in 2022 recruit Vince Iwuchukwu, who hails from San Antonio.
2022 4 center Vince Iwuchukwu tells me that UCLA, Missouri, Texas, Baylor, Florida State, Kansas, and Kentucky have contacted him recently (@vincedaprince34 ).— Recruits Zone (@recruitszone) August 20, 2020
Iwuchukwu, a four-star center ranked 30th overall by 247 Sports Composite, is one of the top recruits from the state of Texas, where Jai Lucas has been recruiting well for the Longhorns. Lucas is reportedly in the running for an assistant coaching spot at Kentucky, and he’d figure to help Calipari’s recruiting efforts in the Lone Star State.
The 6-10, 215-pound Iwuchukwu already holds scholarship offers from Texas, Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma State, TCU, Arkansas, Florida State, Texas Tech and Texas A&M among others.
Hop on the Vince Iwuchukwu train before it’s too late.— Nick Harris (@NickHarris247) August 15, 2020
The 6’10 2022 center has the size and athleticism to compete with some of the best in any class. Showing a nice turnaround jumper in Team Hardwork’s first game of the day.
Hardwork up on NP Force by 13 at half.
While Iwuchukwu is a Texas native, he announced last week that he’s transferring to high school powerhouse La Lumiere in Indiana, so he’s going to be playing much closer to Lexington this fall. That’s also the same school where current Wildcat Keion Brooks Jr. went, so there’s another potential recruiting advantage for Calipari and Kentucky. It’s also worth noting that Iwuchukwu has still been playing in summer recruiting events in Texas.
Though he stands at nearly 7-feet tall, Iwuchukwu is an agile big man who has nice touch around the rim but can also step out and hit mid-range jumpers. He also shows off some nice ball-handling and even initiates the fast break in several highlights.
Speaking of, check out some highlights of the newest Wildcat recruit in action:
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