Mohamed Bamba is currently on his official visit to Duke (Boooooooo!) where he was in attendance for the Blue Devils’ win over No. 15 Florida State last night. The Duke trip is the final official visit for the highly sought-after center; he has already taken officials to his three other finalists: Kentucky, Michigan and Texas.
There is still a long way to go before Bamba makes his decision, if he stills plans to do it in April, but one of Kentucky’s biggest recruiters is going to be in his ear the entire time.
Quade Green, the Cats’ point guard from the 2017 class, is very close to Bamba and he’s been very open about how hard he is recruiting him to join the next crop of talent moving to Lexington this summer.
Green recently told KSR, “I’m talking to Bamba everyday. We need him.”
Bamba’s close friendships with Green and Hamidou Diallo are a big reason why many are predicting he will pick Kentucky in the end, and why UK currently holds 63 percent of the vote in his Crystal Ball prediction.
And now that I think about it, I’m so confident in Bamba to UK, I’m going to go add my prediction right now and move that needle a little more.