Four-star point guard Kira Lewis narrowed his list to 12 and the Cats missed the cut. Lewis visited Kentucky nearly two months ago and had great things to say about Kentucky and John Calipari, but after that visit the Cats virtually stopped recruiting him. There were a few conversations here and there, but that was about it.
When Lewis announced he was cutting his list earlier this week I was curious to see if UK would make the cut. Some players will keep the Cats around in hopes of an offer, but Lewis didn’t. Maybe UK’s staff told him an offer wouldn’t be extended? Maybe Lewis wanted to be a priority and that clearly wasn’t the case at UK.
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Kentucky already has Tyrese Maxey committed in 2019 and it’s unclear if Quade Green, Immanuel Quickley, Ashton Hagans, Jemarl Baker or Tyler Herro will leave after this season. My guess is Hagans leaves and maybe one more surprise departure, but the Cats aren’t desperate for guards in 2019-2020. Take into consideration UK has offered five guards/scoring wings in 2019 and it becomes more clear why UK didn’t recruit Lewis harder.
One source told me earlier this spring that Lewis was the fastest player in 2019. I suppose the Cats didn’t have a need for speed.
I’ll show myself out.