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Will Duke or Kentucky land the top-five recruit?

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Decision Day has arrived for Class of 2022 recruit Dereck Lively, who will announce his choice tonight at 6 pm ET.

Ranked No. 2 overall in his class by 247 Sports Composite, the 7-foot-1 center out of Pennsylvania may very well earn the top spot in his class when it’s all said and done.

All indications are that the Duke Blue Devils will come out on top after a close battle with the Kentucky Wildcats. If that comes to pass, look for Kentucky to go all-in with fellow 2022 5-star center Adem Bona.

Saying this, here’s to hoping Lively pulls a Kevin Knox and shocks everyone by rocking Kentucky blue tonight.

Where do you see Lively landing?

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Who lands Dereck Lively II?

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  • 54%
    Duke
    (605 votes)
  • 42%
    Kentucky
    (478 votes)
  • 2%
    Other
    (31 votes)
1114 votes total Vote Now

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Not one but TWO pick-sixes by former Wildcats star Mike Edwards. It sure was a good weekend for Wildcats and pick-sixes.

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