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Kentucky reaches out to former Syracuse commit Kamari Lands

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UK is among a handful of teams to reach out to the 4-star wing.

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There may be a new name on the Kentucky Wildcats’ basketball recruiting radar.

Kamari Lands, a 6-foot-8 wing in the 2022 class, has reportedly heard from Kentucky after decommitting from Syracuse.

Cats Illustrated’s David Sisk reported that Kentucky reached out to his high school coach and said they hope Lands would take a visit to Lexington. It’s unknown if Lands will take a visit as one hasn’t been set up yet, but with several schools reaching out now, it wouldn’t be surprising if he visited Kentucky along with other schools.

Lands, who is ranked 41st overall in the class according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings, committed to Syracuse in April, but decommitted near the end of August. He cited the changes in Name, Image, Likeness rules when he made the decision.

Since backing away from Syracuse, Lands has received offers from Georgia, Arizona State and Kansas. He transferred to play at Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix this season.

Here’s what 247’s Jerry Meyer had to say about Lands:

Has great length for a wing player. Has the frame to add weight while already possessing a solid frame. A good athlete with a quality shooting stroke both off the catch and off the dribble. Not known as a creative ball handler or playmaker at this point. Can get to a spot for his pull up jumper and is dangerous in transition. Has all the makings of being a versatile defender and can rebound his position.

Lands played alongside fellow Kentucky target Adem Bona on the EYBL circuit this summer, so Kentucky saw him in action quite a bit.

It’s early on, but this may be a recruitment worth watching.

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