Moussa Cisse’s back-and-forth recruitment is officially coming to an end.
Well, possibly. Hopefully.
Tuesday afternoon, the five-star center in the class of 2020 tweeted “next week,” with several national analysts confirming that Cisse was referring to his college decision.
Back in May, the nation’s No. 9 overall prospect and No. 2 center announced he would be reclassifying up to the class of 2020. At the time he also said he would be making his decision the first week of June.
As his decision date approached, though, the five-star center decided to push back his announcement due to the ongoing protests and social unrest in the United States.
With racial injustice a big topic in the United States, Cisse thought it would be insensitive to make a commitment at the time.
“It’s bigger than basketball what’s going on right now,” a source close to Cisse told Evan Daniels of 247Sports. “We are to wait until things calm down a little bit. … It’s hard to say now [when a decision will come] as the situation is unpredictable.”
When a decision does come – hopefully next week – Cisse will ultimately decide between Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, and Memphis.
Regarding the likely landing spot, LSU is the overwhelming favorite on Cisse’s Crystal Ball, with eight of 11 picks coming in favor of the Tigers. Two of the other picks have the elite shot-blocker landing at Memphis.
With the delay, along with rumblings that LSU is the next school on the docket to get hit by the NCAA, will another school be able to pull off the upset?