With the 2021-22 Kentucky Wildcats basketball season underway, John Calipari and his staff are trying to add a few final pieces before the early signing period this November.
One of those recruits is 5-star guard Cason Wallace. He spoke about his recruitment recently with Jason Jordan of Sports Illustrated, giving some updates about the decision-making process Wallace has been going through.
The main question though that was answered is that he will wait until his scheduled commitment date of November 7th. The main reason? It’s his 18th birthday.
“It’s gonna be my 18th,” said Wallace. “I’m excited because I’ll be celebrating that, and I’ll be making my commitment. It’s crazy because it’s coming fast.”
Over the last several months Wallace has taken official visits to all four of his finalists which are Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, and Texas-San Antonio. Here is what he is thinking through when it comes to the four options.
“Right now, I’m thinking about pros and cons to see what’s most important to me,” Wallace said. “I’ll just sit down and think about everything. I just feel like if I just keep sitting down and keep thinking about it and the same thing keeps popping up then something’s gotta be there.”
Wallace then speaks about his stress level in the whole situation, and to him he isn’t worried about making the wrong decision.
Wallace is heavily favored to commit to UK in the coming weeks, and would be the fourth recruit to join the 2022 class alongside Skyy Clark, Shaedon Sharpe, and Chris Livingston.
Known for his defensive tenacity, Wallace is considered one of the best defensive playmakers in the country. Offensively, he possesses the ability to play on or off the ball and is comfortable scoring from all three levels.
Wallace, a 6-foot-4 combo guard out of Richardson (TX), is currently considered a top-10 recruit in the class according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings. They also rank him as the No. 2 combo guard in the country.
You can read Jordan’s full interview with Wallace here.