The news of Paolo Banchero picking the Duke Blue Devils sent a shockwave through recruiting circles. The Kentucky Wildcats were once the favorites for Banchero but something happened to cool the relationship (losing Kenny Payne didn’t help) and he opted to go elsewhere.
The Cats don’t have a commit for the 2021 class as of yet but a trio of offers went out. Bryce Hopkins (4 star forward), Hunter Sallis (5 star point guard), and Nolan Hickman (4 star point guard, may have received an offer) have all emerged as major targets for Kentucky. Many analysts believe it’s just a matter of time before Hopkins commits to the Cats.
Andy Sweeney and I talked to Rivals recruiting expert David Sisk on The Take and he detailed what happened with Banchero and the likelihood of landing Bryce Hopkins.
Sisk comes on around the 12 minute mark and it’s worth a listen.
Tweets of the Day
Blessed to say that I have received an offer from The University of Kentucky ⚪️ #BBN pic.twitter.com/9nLBadEjdQ— Bryce Hopkins (@BryceHopkins) August 22, 2020
Choosing Kentucky seems to be expected this point. Maybe that’ll get the ball rolling a little more.
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