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Jonathan Kuminga has graduated high school, officially reclassified to 2020

The No. 1 player in America is officially a high school graduate. The five-star basketball recruit Jonathan Kuminga is tabbed as the best player from the 2021 class, but now it looks like he’ll officially be Jonathan Kuminga, Class of 2020. What he’ll do next is the real mystery.

Two weeks ago, the 6-foot-8 small forward announced his final five options: Kentucky, Auburn, Texas Tech, Duke and the G League. Just yesterday, Rivals recruiting expert Corey Evans announced he believes Kuminga will not play college basketball.

“As we dive deeper into the offseason, the chances that Kuminga ever plays even one second of college basketball become smaller and smaller. Bank on Kuminga reclassifying into the 2020 class and turning pro, whether that means he goes overseas or to the G League, for his one year between high school and the NBA.”

The Twitter account Hoopgate spotted the YouTube video of Kuminga’s graduation ceremony from The Patrick School, located in Hillside, New Jersey.

Here’s the brief video:

With the G League already included in his top five options, could a reclassification mean an earlier jump to the league? Or could we see Kuminga in one of the four collegiate jerseys come basketball season?

Kuminga has not made a public comment about the graduation video or reclassification news. This post will be updated if and when he does.

**UPDATE**

Corey Evans of Rivals has responded to the YouTube video, saying Kuminga has completed his classes but has not yet “officially” made the announcement regarding a reclassification.

Article written by Maggie Davis

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19 Comments for Jonathan Kuminga has graduated high school, officially reclassified to 2020



  1. DelrayCat
    3:21 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

    I know it’s a total longshot…but imagine if Cal nabbed Cunningham and Kuminga to cap off the class…LOL.
    It would silently be the greatest recruiting class in collegiate history. Hands down. Go get ’em Coach!



  2. KyZoneBlitz
    3:46 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

    That would be something of a surprise, but definitely amazing and shoot us to #1 preseason without a doubt..



  3. Han
    3:57 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

    I’ll personally be shocked if he doesn’t go Pro or to Texas Tech (his brother plays there, and they’ll be a contender, unlike other high profile recruits going to a school like OSU)…

    Would be absolutely hilarious if we somehow, in a perfect fantasy, added Kuminga and Cunningham, Sarr gets his waiver, and we crush the entire season.



  4. T-Town Cat
    3:58 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

    Would one basketball be enough for a group like that?



    • Corder
      6:55 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

      I don’t know but on most teams I’d say no but cal seems to do a great job of getting kids to see the team wins individuals win.



  5. lexattorney
    4:12 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

    See my comment in the Cunningham thread.



    • Megan
      4:58 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

      If you can’t be bothered, neither can I.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      7:59 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

      I’ll help you out Megan. He said:

      “It’s a no from me, dog! UK already has a boatload of guards and I could see this REALLY messing with team morale and chemistry since it would essentially be a situation of recruiting over the players who committed to only Kentucky.“

      Slam Man, Cal isn’t perfect, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned, when it comes to his judgment on these kids, trust Cal.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:44 am June 8, 2020 Permalink

      Sorry, lexattorney, not lexslamman. Haha. I got your user names mixed up, just like I get mixed up sometimes on the ones (because there are so many here) that have “Blue” in their names.



  6. wildcats8
    4:36 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

    I like our odds with this kid especially after the reclassification which has been the coach cal special the past 5 years



  7. Bluebloodtoo
    4:45 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

    Sarr’s presence will have an impact on kuminga….



    • Ez21
      4:47 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

      How will Saar’s pretense have any impact on Kuminga? They play different positions.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      4:48 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

      Oops. I thought he and Cunningham were both centers. My bad.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      4:49 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

      But we still have a glutton at SF. Not quite as good as kuminga, but good enough.



    • Megan
      5:00 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

      Who’s the glutton? Enquiring minds want to know!



  8. UKLugo
    4:55 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

    Better jump in here before Cunningham does. But whatever you do, dont pick Duke.



  9. dkcr96
    5:43 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

    Duke lean



  10. Ipeeblue
    8:20 pm June 7, 2020 Permalink

    I hope he goes to Louisville, they need a good big man!



  11. chris43
    1:31 am June 8, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t see him playing in a UK jersey. But fingers crossed…