It has been thought that Isaiah Stewart, the #5 player in the 2019 class according to the 247 Sports Composite, moved on from Kentucky being a major player in his recruitment.
But according to a story in the Lexington Herald-Leader from Ben Roberts, that may not totally be the case.
“I mean, yeah. I’ll definitely start to look into that,” Stewart said regarding Kentucky potentially offering despite recently cutting his list to 10 without UK. “But as of right now I’m just focused on the schools that I’m focused on.”
It’s well-known that Kentucky is prioritizing James Wiseman and Vernon Carey Jr. as their frontcourt options in 2019, but Kentucky is not solidly in the lead for either of those two talented bigs.
Stewart has the body, physical tools, and skills to immediately succeed in college, though he doesn’t quite contain the upside of Wiseman or Carey.
As Kentucky continues to be heavily involved with Wiseman and Carey, it doesn’t seem like they can afford to wait much longer if they want to make a move on Stewart.
“Yeah, I mean, you guys know I’m about to move along and cut my list down, so it is what it is,” Stewart said. “If they jump in, they do. And if not, it doesn’t matter.”
The window is still open seemingly for Stewart, who Evan Daniels recently projected to Duke. But if Kentucky wants to become involved, they’ll need to make a move sooner rather than later.
To read Roberts full piece, you can find that here.