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Scottie Lewis plans visit with UK Basketball in late September

The five-star recruit has already taken an unofficial to Kentucky.

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Five-star small forward Scottie Lewis is hoping to taken an official visit to Kentucky on Sept. 29, he said in an interview with 247 Sports.

“I have two officials set,” Lewis said, according to Evan Daniels. “First being September 8 to Florida. Going to try to set up the other one on September 29 to Kentucky. Then will set my other three. Just waiting to see what happens, what’s going to drop right in front of me, go to my family, my coaching staff, my teammates and just see which those last three should be.”

The five-star wing was offered a scholarship by John Calipari in September of 2017, so it’ll have been over a year since his offer if that date gets set. The superstar wing has been high on Calipari’s list for 2019, and for good reason.

Lewis is the No. 8 player and the No. 2 small forward in the class on 247 Sports’ rankings. He has 24 offers, and has cut his list down to six schools: Kentucky, Duke, St. John’s, Stanford, Villanova and Florida.

So the Wildcats have two blue bloods and an SEC foe to battle it out with there. In addition to talking about his official visit with Kentucky, Lewis also said he’s developed a strong bond with Calipari, along with a couple other coaches. He said that Calipari, and others, text him after games they attend to pinpoint his strengths and weaknesses.

Calipari watched Lewis play on Feb. 25, and then again on April 13 alongside assistant coach Tony Barbee.

You can read more of Lewis’ Q&A here. He talks about his criteria for his top six, potentially letting other schools back in the mix, and more.

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