The Kentucky Wildcats have struggled mightily on the court this season. That is no secret.
But that does not mean the future of the program is not bright, as John Calipari and his staff continue to stay in contact with the best recruits.
The No. 3 player in the class of 2023, Elijah Fisher, recently spoke to 247 Sports about hearing from Kentucky and where he is in his recruitment.
“No schools have been reaching out to me personally but a lot of schools have been reaching out to my coach,” Fisher said of his recruitment. “Kentucky reached out to my coach and Syracuse and other schools keep checking in on me with my coach.”
He was then asked about his initial thoughts on Kentucky and Syracuse, which seem to be the early schools to make an impact.
“I really like the program, it’s a great program with a lot of history over there and they have a lot of players that go to the pros,” he said of the Wildcats.
Of Syracuse, he said, “I love the way that program is and I have gotten to know some players that go there so I feel like it’s a great organization with a lot of winning through there.”
The 6-6 forward out of Toronto has a ton of upside. Obviously, he still has room to grow physically as a sophomore. He also places great value on defense, which is not only the attitude you want but could be a great fit at Kentucky.
“When I’m at my best what I’m doing on the court is creating for my team and hitting my shots and getting defensive stops,” Fisher said. “I’m considered one of the best defenders on the team so I feel like when I am at my best I am the best defender and locking them down.”
John Calipari has yet to make any offers for the 2023 class, but we know he is putting feelers out there. He has reached out to sophomore Reed Shepherd in addition to Fisher, whose games would seem to compliment each other nicely.
Read the rest of Fisher’s interview with 247 Sports here. And check out some highlights below.