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5-star recruit and reclass candidate Enoch Boakye hearing from Kentucky

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A potential frontcourt option for the Wildcats.

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One of the top players in the 2022 class is back on the market, and Kentucky is showing interest.

On Monday, five-star center Enoch Boakye decommitted from Michigan State. Shortly after, Sports Illustrated reporter Jason Jordan reported that Kentucky had reached out to Boakye, who is now including the Wildcats on the list of schools he’s considering, per Tipton Edits. Other programs he’s considering include the Duke Blue Devils, Baylor Bears, USC Trojans Texas Longhorns and Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Hailing from Canada by way of George Harris Prep, Boakye had been committed to the Spartans since July of 2020. He also held offers from the UCLA Bruins, BYU Cougars and Arizona Wildcats among others.

The 6-10, 240-pound center is ranked 20th overall in 2022 by 247 Sports and the fourth-best center. He decommitted from Michigan State due to the crowded frontcourt the Spartans figure to have moving forward.

In the interview with SI, Boakye said he doesn’t have a timeline for making his new college choice, but it sounds like things will be moving fast.

“I don’t really have a timeline for deciding now,” Boakye said. “At the same time, I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. I think things will move fast. I think eventually I’ll get to a top three and then I’ll announce.”

With COVID-19 continuing to wipe out recruiting visits, it’s important to know Boakye has already visited Kentucky. He took an unofficial visit to Lexington in February of 2020, so he already has a feel for the program and the city.

Of course, Boakye has plenty of time to wait until visits are back in play since he’s a Class of 2022 recruit, though he’s been mentioned as a reclassification candidate, according to ESPN reporter Jeff Borzello.

Check out some highlights of Boakye in action.

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