Chet Holmgren is already one of the most unique prospects in all of high school basketball, but there doesn’t appear to be mutual interest between the rising high school senior and John Calipari’s coaching staff
Holmgren, a Minnesota native who is a consensus top-three player in his class, recently cut his list of schools down to seven and the Kentucky Wildcats did not make an appearance. Of his seven choices, Holmgren is considering Minnesota, Michigan, Gonzaga, Ohio State, Georgetown, Memphis, and North Carolina.
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Listed at an even seven-feet tall and weighing a slim 190 pounds, Holmgren isn’t your typical high school hooper. He hit a massive growth spurt at an early age and now possesses a wide range of skills that makes him a likely lottery pick in a future NBA Draft. For his age, he is an excellent shooter, rebounder, shot-blocker, and floor-runner who draws comparisons to Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis.
Following the reclassification of Jonathan Kuminga to the class of 2020, Holmgren now has a chance to be the clear number-one prospect in the class of 2021. According to the Herald-Leader, the ‘Cats and Holmgren were never in significant contact throughout the recruitment process. Despite his impressive size, Holmgren still desperately needs to bulk up his frame, especially once he gets to the next level of play.
Calipari usually has a nose for leaving suspicious prospects alone, so who knows exactly why the two sides haven’t made much of an effort. I think Paolo Banchero and Jaden Hardy will work just fine, instead.