Aidan Igiehon has trimmed his list, and the Kentucky Wildcats have made the cut.
According to his AAU team, Igiehon is now down to 10 schools, and UK is among those still in contention:
Hard work pays off! @Big_harris22 down to 10 pic.twitter.com/vNwn5Qnznj— Team Rio National (@teamrionational) June 26, 2018
Other notables on his list include the Louisville Cardinals, Florida Gators, Oregon Ducks and Georgia Bulldogs. However, it’s St John’s who has been getting crystal ball picks recently, including one from recruiting ace Andrew Slater.
The Duke Blue Devils were cut, which is notable since they wanted Igiehon to delay his cut, as did UK. The good news is the Cats still made the cut.
“They told me not to cut my list yet. None of them have offered yet, since none of them have seen me a lot and didn’t realize what I was like until this spring. They are recruiting me and all of the coaches talk to me. Coach (Tony) Barbee texts me a lot and they both just want to see me play in July.”
Igiehon is a 6’8”, 215-pound power forward playing high school ball in Woodmere, NY and is ranked 23rd nationally by Rivals. Igiehon has extreme athleticism, allowing him to move like a guard with the body of a big man. He can score from inside and out while giving the team elite defense in the front court. His skill set has caught the eye of the top schools in the nation, including blue bloods like UK.
Igiehon has been playing on the Under Armour circuit with Team Rio 17, who also features UK targets Scotte Lewis and Bryan Antoine.
If Coach Cal likes what he sees, Igiehon might be the next big man to receive an offer from the Wildcats.