In news that shouldn’t come as a major shock to the BBN, 2020 five-star guard Josh Christopher cut his list down to five late last night, and the Kentucky Wildcats were included.
In addition to Kentucky, the top-ten prospect included Missouri, Arizona State, UCLA, and Michigan in the final cut.
Boom! Top 5. Early bday gifts for everybody! God is Good! Thank you for everyone that helped through this process! pic.twitter.com/rbhtfpu3Vd
— Josh(ua) Christopher (@Jaygup23) July 25, 2019
Christopher earned an offer from Kentucky last week after an impressive run at the Peach Jam, in which he averaged 20.8 points (43.4% shooting), 6.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists in five games. A lifelong Kentucky fan, the 6’4″ shooting guard called an offer from John Calipari a dream come true.
“I mean, shoot, it’s Kentucky. It’s Calipari,“ he told KSR. “I think any player that’s in high school appreciates what Calipari brings to the table. Of course, being myself, a kid, you always watch Kentucky. You always watch guys like Anthony Davis, John Wall, stuff like that. Of course you appreciate that and take it into consideration [when making a college decision].”
While Kentucky making Christopher’s final five is big news in itself, it’s also noteworthy because he and Jalen Green, the No. 3 prospect in the 2020 class, have talked about playing together at the next level; in fact, the two teamed up in Vegas yesterday to give fans a sneak peek of what that might look like.
As Christopher said in the comments of that video, they truly are a dynamic duo.
See more highlights from that game, including Christopher dunking over Green, below: