When Jai Lucas came to Kentucky last season, one recruit that instantly got put on the big board for the Class of 2022 was five-star guard Cason Wallace.
The connection with Lucas is there, but would he ever earn an offer from John Calipari?
Fans know by now how picky Coach Cal can be when it comes to hanging out offers, but it appears that the 6-foot-4 combo guard out of Texas might have done just enough to earn that offer.
“I can say that Cal has definitely watched Wallace now and that an A+ source believes that Cal loves him as a player,” said Eric Bossi of 247 Sports. “If they offer, it means they think they’ve got a real chance. If not, it is only because they think he’s too far down the road with another school but UK definitely sees how good of a college player (and potentially beyond) Wallace could be.”
This was the first time that Coach Cal got to watch Wallace in person, and stats wise, it couldn’t have gone much better.
Wallace averaged 15.6 points on 51.2% shooting and 37% from three. He also added 7.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game.
Wallace has been trending towards Rick Barnes and Tennessee as of late, but if Calipari decides to offer Wallace, the momentum could shift in favor of the Cats.
Skyy Clark is the only pledge in the Class of 2022, and Kentucky is trending for five-star shooting guard Shaedon Sharpe as well. Add in a player like Wallace to that backcourt, and fans will be excited about the potential of the 2022 team as well.
Wallace is currently ranked No. 18 in the country, according to 247 Sports Composite. The same rankings also list him as the second-ranked combo guard in the country.
Check out some of his highlights below!