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Charles Chukwu drawing interest from Kentucky

Chukwu is a rising big man from the state of Texas.

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The Kentucky Wildcats have their eyes on a three-star prospect that is soaring through Rivals’ top 150 rankings.

Three-star center Charles Chukwu, who ranks 115th in the Rivals 150, told Corey Evans that UK has begun to show interest. He plays at Paetow High School in Texas. Kentucky is hiring Texas assistant Jai Lucas, so perhaps he can help out with this recruitment.

Chukwu, who weighs in at 6-8 and 250 pounds, said he has not received an offer from John Calipari and his staff, but they have talked about how meaningful it would be if he did.

“That (offer) would mean a lot to me. Kentucky isn’t just your average school, clearly,” Chukwu said. “But that if I got the offer from them, it would show and solidify that I am legit and I am a very special player across the United States. That would be a big deal to me.”

Rivals’ describes the center that has “great length and tremendous physicality with the way that he goes about playing the game.”

So far, Chukwu holds offers from several schools close to his home of Katy, Texas, such as Houston Baptist, Rice, TCU, Texas A&M, and Tulsa.

Here’s a look at some of Chukwu’s highlights:

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