John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats have had a ton of recruiting momentum recently, but unfortunately, that did not continue with one of the best players in 2024.
Kentucky and Duke were among his three finalists.
5 ⭐️SF VJ Edgecombe commits to @BaylorMBB on ESPN2.— Parker Rehm (@parker_rehm) January 15, 2024
He chooses the Bears over Duke. He joins fellow 5-star Jason Asemota and 4-star PG @robertwr1ght as part of Scott Drew's '24 class. #Baylor #SicEm
Here's the moment: pic.twitter.com/C8jAVL7q5i
Edgecombe is currently ranked as the No. 6 overall player and is the No. 2 shooting guard in the class.
At one point, it looked like the Cats might swoop in and get the 6-foot-5 guard, but ultimately, he decided to take his talents to Baylor.
While missing on Edgecombe is a tough blow for the Cats, they are still in on several top players in 2024, including Karter Knox, who is the No. 4 small forward in the class.
Let’s hope Coach Cal and his staff can rebound and finish off what’s already an outstanding 2024 class.