In their pursuit for much-needed shooting depth, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari has reportedly reached out to four-star shooting guard Nick Smith Jr. per a report from Stock Risers.
A major development in Kentucky's recruitment of Top-25 junior Nick Smith Jr. The Sylvian Hills star tells @Stockrisers he has indeed heard from John Calipari, who is looking forward to recruiting Smith.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) February 16, 2021
More on the Wildcats new target and pursuit: https://t.co/jx6UTlshpN pic.twitter.com/t03uppau3a
Smith is a 2022 prospect from Sherwood, Arkansas, who ranks 25th overall in the 247 Sports national rankings and is known for having a “pure outside jumper”.
The sharpshooter confirmed Stock Risers’ report in an interview with ZAGSBLOG, saying, “We’re (Kentucky and Smith) having more conversation. The culture around there [is what appeals to me].”
Per a report from Tipton Edits Monday, Smith will include UK in his not yet released final five, despite not yet having an offer from the Cats.
In addition, 247 Sports recruiting analyst Travis Branham has logged a prediction in favor of Kentucky to land Smith.
In January, he announced a top 10 that did not include Kentucky. Rather, it consisted of Arkansas, Kansas, Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss, Georgetown, Baylor, Oral Roberts, Texas Tech and North Carolina.
@TiptonEdits pic.twitter.com/ytaNvvg1lz— Nick Smith Jr (@ntsmith1402) January 5, 2021
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