2021 five-star center Moussa Cisse trimmed his list to ten on Sunday, and the Kentucky Wildcats made the cut.
Cisse, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound center out of Memphis, TN, announced the Wildcats were included in a final ten of Alabama, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, LSU, Memphis, Tennessee, and USC.
Here was the announcement:
— Moussa Cisse 33 (@moussacisse224) April 13, 2020
Widely seen as a consensus top-ten prospect in the class of 2021, Cisse is considered the No. 8 overall recruit in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Back in September, the five-star center received an offer from John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff during an in-home visit. From there, Cisse took an unofficial visit to Lexington on October 11 for Big Blue Madness, followed by back-to-back visits from Calipari on December 5 and 13.
Since then, though, Memphis and LSU have picked up nearly all of the buzz with the 6-foot-10 frontcourt prospect, with the latter being seen as the heavy favorite in recent weeks.
Cisse is also expected to reclassify to the class of 2020 in the coming months, making it even more of a stretch to think Kentucky will ultimately wind up being the final destination. With UK picking up significant steam with Purdue graduate transfer Matt Haarms, along with EJ Montgomery being on the fence about a potential return to Lexington, the timing doesn’t appear to be aligning for Cisse’s addition.
Could Kentucky be set to take on the five-star standout in SEC play, though? It’s a strong possibility.