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Kira Lewis has been a huge fan of Kentucky

Lewis and his mother talk about how much he liked Kentucky growing up.

Kira Lewis Jr. just became a five-star recruit. He also just scheduled an unofficial visit to Kentucky, and it sounds like that visit to UK will be a pretty big deal for him.

“I hope that’s why I’m going to Kentucky, so they can offer me on that visit,” Lewis said, according to SEC Country. “I’ve been a Cal fan for a long time. I’ve been watching Kentucky since I was little. I like the way they play, the fact that he puts guys in the league. That’s my ultimate goal.”

Lewis is the No. 24 player in his class and the No. 4 point guard by 247 Sports’ ranking. The class of 2019 guard stands 6-foot-3, 160 lbs.

Hailing from Alabama, the Alabama Crimson Tide are the favorites to land him, but Natasha Lewis’ interview with SEC Country should change that as more predictions come in.

“Kira loves Kentucky. Kira has always followed Kentucky — among other colleges,” Natasha Lewis, Kira Jr.’s mother, said to SEC Country.

This would seem to bode very well for Kentucky if John Calipari extends a scholarship offer. Thus far, he’s landed Tyrese Maxey and Ashton Hagans in 2019, though the latter is expected to move into 2018.

Kentucky has also offered Jalen Lecque, but he appears to be trending elsewhere. If that happens, then Lewis could be the next guard in line for an offer.

Lewis’ visit to Kentucky will be June 10. He also has a visit to Alabama scheduled for June 1.

You can read the rest of Kyle Tucker’s report on SEC Country here.

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