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Scottie Lewis trims list and UK makes the cut

Lewis has moved to the next stage off his recruitment.

The Kentucky Wildcats have made the cut for Scottie Lewis.

On Thursday, the five-star recruit from the 2019 class announced his new list of schools, and it includes UK joining the likes of Duke, Florida, Harvard, Villanova, Stanford and St. John’s.

UK was widely expected to make the cut for the top-15 recruit, who spoke with 247 Sports about his list and what makes UK stand out.

“Coach (John) Calipari and Coach (Tony) Barbee are great,” said Lewis. “I just talked to Coach Barbee about USA Basketball and not making the team, and he told me to keep my head up. I know that both of those guys are just such great guys that no matter what they will always have my best interest at heart, so I can trust them, and I know they would help me reach my goal of making the NBA.”

Villanova has been getting the recent love in the 247 Sports Crystal Ball, as UK is now in a three-way tie with Florida and Villanova.

Lewis made some other interesting comments about UK that may or may not be good for their chances going forward, but at least they’re still in the running.

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