Despite Kentucky picking up a commitment from arguably the top transfer of the offseason in Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr, the father of UK forward Keion Brooks Jr. wants fans to know John Calipari isn’t done there.
Moments after Sarr announced his commitment to Kentucky, Keion Brooks Sr. said on his Twitter page that the Wildcats had “another one on the way.”
“Kentucky not done just wait,” Brooks Sr. said. “Another one on the way! #BBN #9”
Kentucky not done just wait another one on the way!#BBN #9
— Keion Brooks (@keion_brooks) May 6, 2020
Who could Brooks be referring to?
Kentucky has been in regular contact with both 2020 four-star center Frank Anselem, along with Evansville transfer DeAndre Williams.
Anselem’s grassroots basketball coach, Julius Smith, told Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader that the Kentucky coaching staff was up front about the possibility of landing Sarr, something the 6-foot-10 center native of Suwanee, GA would welcome with open arms.
“They addressed that before we even had a chance to ask about it,” Smith told the Herald-Leader. “Of course, they would love to have him. (Calipari) said if they could get another big, they would love to have another big. And if it’s another big, it’s a big like Olivier or somebody that’s going to come in and play one year and be out.”
Late last week, Anselem announced he would be cutting his list to Arkansas, Kentucky, San Diego State, Seton Hall, Syracuse, and Western Kentucky.
As for Williams, a 6-foot-10 forward who averaged 15.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and one block per game last year as a sophomore at Evansville, a decision is expected by the end of the week.
The finalists? Arkansas, Baylor, Kentucky, and Memphis.
“Everyone knows Kentucky is the elite of the elite, the mecca,” Williams’ former head coach and mentor, Coach Kenny Roy of Nationwide Academy, told KSR this week. “How can you not like Kentucky if they come calling on you? It’s something you always have to deal with, it’s something you can’t just refuse. You listen when the big dog calls, you always have to listen to what they have to say. That’s the bottom line.”
Will the Wildcats be adding one of the 6-foot-10 forwards in the near future?