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2017 target will announce decision on Wednesday

More breaking news! According to, four-star shooting guard Mark Smith will announce his college decision Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET at his high school in Illinois. Smith is one of three shooting guards John Calipari has been pursuing to bulk up depth in the 2017 class; another, Jemarl Baker committed to Kentucky a few weeks back; the third, Pitt transfer Cam Johnson, has Kentucky in his final list, but has yet to announce a timetable.

Smith has picked up a lot of interest from major programs in recent weeks, but given Baker’s commitment and the fact that Smith decided not to visit Kentucky this weekend after trips to Illinois and Ohio State, I’m going to guess that he’ll elect to stay in the Big 10. Thankfully, we’ll know for sure Wednesday evening as the dominoes continue to fall for the 2017 class.

Meanwhile, Baker is currently on campus enjoying his official visit to his future school. His SnapChat story suggests he’s having a great time.

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9 Comments for 2017 target will announce decision on Wednesday

  1. TBW3011
    5:02 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink


  2. kenny
    5:43 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Cam Johnson>

  3. Cokely53
    5:52 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    And he was never heard from again…

  4. chris43
    6:07 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Oh well…

  5. jrdh13
    6:50 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Silly decision on his part. I liked his game..

  6. BigBlue4Three
    7:06 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Maybe he wanted to attend a school where he could stay for more than 1 year…

  7. ClutchCargo
    10:02 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    I see Smith as a Gerald Fitch type player who would have been great to have around to stabilize the roster for a few years. Oh, well.

    • jrdh13
      8:41 am April 25, 2017 Permalink

      great comparison.. even though i think Smith is a little bit more athletic.

  8. dballrb
    9:24 am April 26, 2017 Permalink

    Where’s Slater on this one…what no criticism? Best man up.