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Update on Scoota Henderson and Rocket Watts

The latest on two possible options for next season.

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With Kentucky still searching for their point guard for the 2021-22 season, they have a multitude of fliers out in the NCAA transfer portal, which will be the likely source of any new additional players for John Calipari’s roster.

But, that’s not to say that Kentucky still isn’t recruiting the high school ranks. For a while, Kentucky has long been in the mix for one of the top guards in the class of 2022, Scoota Henderson, out of Georgia. Henderson is ranked the No. 14 overall player in the class of 2022 by 247 Sports.

According to Ben Roberts, Kentucky assistant Bruiser Flint has been on the recruiting trail for Henderson, and Henderson has said that a re-class into 2021 is a possibility, but for now is not likely.

As of now, Auburn is the leader for Henderson, who is still waiting for a scholarship offer from John Calipari.

Would that change the outlook in this recruitment? Perhaps we’ll find out this summer when AAU returns and more scholarship offers are handed out.

Elsewhere, Kentucky has reached out to Michigan State transfer Rocket Watts, according to Jake Weingarten.

Watts averaged 7.7 points per game this season after a breakout freshman season in 2019-20. Watts is an athletic guard, but the only downside is that he is not a very good shooter, shooting 28% from three two seasons ago, and dropping down to 25% from three last season. He also chipped in 2.7 assists vs. 1.6 turnovers in 22.6 minutes per game.

This is likely Kentucky just doing due diligence and keeping tabs on all of its options in the transfer portal. They’ve also recently reached out to Illinois guard Adam Miller and UNLV guard Bryce Hamilton.

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