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Hunter Sallis sets decision date

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The top-10 recruit is ready to make his college choice.

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Five-star guard Hunter Sallis is ready to make his college commitment.

On Sunday, Sallis revealed his college commitment will come on March 26th.

Sallis is a 6-5, 175-pound guard who plays at Millard North High School in Omaha (NE). He’s ranked seventh overall in 2021 by Rivals. He is listed as a combo guard by 247 Sports, while Rivals and ESPN have him as a point guard.

Back in November, Sallis announced his final eight schools, which included the Kentucky Wildcats, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Iowa State Cyclones, Creighton Bluejays, Kansas Jayhawks, North Carolina Tar Heels, UCLA Bruins and Oregon Ducks.

The Wildcats already have a commitment from 2021 point guard Nolan Hickman, but they’re still pursuing Sallis, who could help form a heck of a backcourt in 2021-22, especially if Devin Askew is back for a sophomore season. Hickman is viewed as more of a multi-year player, while Sallis is a strong one-and-done candidate.

Kentucky was viewed as the favorite once Sallis secured a scholarship offer from John Calipari in August. However, Gonzaga has gotten all of the buzz since then, picking up every Rivals FutureCast and 247 Crystal Ball prediction since December.

Due to the coronavirus, Sallis has been unable to take official visits to schools, and that could continue for the foreseeable future. Sallis has previously said he wants to visit Kentucky, but so far, one has not been scheduled. He’s set to visit Gonzaga on January 25th, according to 247, which would be an unofficial visit since those are still permitted.

The good news for Kentucky is even if Sallis goes elsewhere, there’s a chance 2022 commit Skyy Clark could reclassify into 2021. Along with Askew and Hickman, that would give Kentucky a pretty deep backcourt that makes Sallis more of a luxury than a need.

Still, Sallis is a game-changing player who will be a massive get for whoever lands him.

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