After missing out on Purdue graduate transfer Matt Haarms, Kentucky has reached out to yet another potential frontcourt option to close out the 2020-21 roster.
Sources tell KSR that UK assistant coach Joel Justus has been in recent contact with 2021 five-star forward Efton Reid, a potential reclassification candidate.
Reid, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound center out of Richmond, VA, is considered the No. 14 prospect in ESPN’s 2021 player rankings. Rivals and 247Sports both have him listed at No. 27 overall, while the consensus top-five center is considered the No. 20 prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Reid currently holds 11 offers, with Louisville, Virginia, Georgetown, NC State, and Ohio State being seen as the strongest contenders in his recruitment. Kentucky has yet to extend an official offer, but they have been in touch dating back to last fall, with a member of the UK coaching staff taking a trip to Virginia for an in-home visit with the five-star center.
Sources tell KSR that Reid has been contemplating a jump to the class of 2020, as he has stated in recent interviews over the last several months. While the likelihood is unclear at this point in time, the Kentucky coaching staff is monitoring his situation should he decide to officially reclassify in the near future.
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