Last week at the 2019 Nike Peach Jam, 2020 five-star guard Josh Christopher put on a show, averaging 20.8 points (43.4% shooting), 6.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 0.8 blocks per contest in five games.
And he did it with the Kentucky coaching staff three-deep at every single one of them.
Kentucky is three-deep to see 2020 five-star guard Josh Christopher. Recently said UK was his “dream school,” hoping for a scholarship offer soon pic.twitter.com/gtSqERiL0g
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) July 11, 2019
Today, John Calipari made it official by offering the 6-foot-5 guard out of Lakewood, CA.
The top-ten prospect announced the news on his Twitter page this afternoon:
— Josh(ua) Christopher (@Jaygup23) July 17, 2019
Last week, I asked Christopher what an offer from Kentucky, his “dream school” growing up, would mean to him.
“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].”
Christopher added that as a kid, he wore Kentucky gear on a regular basis and was a diehard fan of the program. He even added that he’s had to purposely go out of his way to not wear UK logowear because he understands he’s a high-level recruit with interest from plenty other schools.
“I’ve worn Kentucky hoodies and stuff like that since I was in elementary school, early middle school,” he told KSR. “Of course, my recruitment, I have to calm down with the college clothing I put on. But I’m a fan of Kentucky, so we’ll see what happens when it comes to making my decision for college.”
Now, the Kentucky coaching staff has decided to give Christopher that opportunity to officially become a Wildcat and play in Lexington next year.
When could a decision come for the elite five-star prospect? Christopher said now that Peach Jam is over, he’s ready to sit down with his family and figure things out.
Could that include a college decision? He says it’s possible.
“I think after Peach Jam I’ll start to make some kind of decisions, talk to my family, see what they think, what’s good for me and what’s not, just wait on it,” he said. “I don’t know [about when I’d make a decision], whenever I feel the time is right, I’m just going to go with my heart, honestly. That could be the week after Peach Jam, it could be a year after Peach Jam, so whenever I feel it’s the time, I’ll make that decision.”
This is big, big news, BBN…