Despite five-star signee Terrence Clarke’s public plea and a surplus of recent UK-related follows on social media, the Kentucky coaching staff has not yet reached out to VCU transfer Marcus Santos-Silva.
According to a report by Adam Zagoria this morning, the 6-foot-7 forward has heard from Arizona State, Georgia, UCONN, Siena, Miami, Illinois, Seton Hall, Washington State, and Virginia Tech.
No sign of Kentucky.
Arizona State, Georgia, UCONN, Siena, Miami, Illinois, Seton Hall, Washington State and Virginia Tech have reached out to VCU transfer @Marcus7345
The 6-foot-7 junior Averaged 12.8 ppg and 8.9 rpg. Was top 10 in EYBL for rebounding. https://t.co/vPoXmgdUxs
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 22, 2020
Not long after Santos-Silva announced he would be transferring from VCU this week, Clarke took to Instagram to express his interest in the Boston, MA native, telling the Big Blue Nation to “show him love” and to “get him [to Lexington].”
Checking out his social media, Santos-Silva currently follows John Calipari, Terrence Clarke, Ashton Hagans, PJ Washington, Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker, DeMarcus Cousins, and Hamidou Diallo on Twitter, along with Clarke, Devin Askew, Julius Randle, and the official Kentucky men’s basketball account on Instagram.
Last season at VCU, Santos-Silva was the team’s leading scorer, rebounder, and shot-blocker, averaging 12.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game last season while shooting 56.9% from the field.
In other news, Purdue graduate transfer Matt Haarms officially cut his list to three – Kentucky, Texas Tech, and BYU – with multiple outlets reporting a commitment is expected by the end of the week.
Has the Kentucky coaching staff found their guy?