There’s no Kentucky offer yet, but it’ll be tough to turn down if it does come through.
On Tuesday night, class of 2022 five-star power forward Sadraque Nganga cut down his list of preferred college destinations to a top 11 and the Kentucky Wildcats made the cut, according to Tipton Edits. Joining the ‘Cats in the top 11 for the 6-foot-9, 205-pound big are Memphis, Arizona State, Georgia, Oklahoma, St. Mary’s, Illinois, Kansas, UCLA, Arizona, and Auburn.
247 Sports has Nganga ranked as the 17th best player in his class, the No. 3 ranked power forward, and the top overall prospect from the state of Arizona.
2022 five-star Sadraque Nganga is down to eleven schools. pic.twitter.com/FMS0OgXcVb
— Tipton Edits (@TiptonEdits) May 25, 2021
Nganga, who is originally from Angola, currently plays his high school hoops for Arizona Compass Prep, which may sound familiar because incoming Kentucky freshman TyTy Washington also played there and was teammates with Nganga this past season. Compass Prep is known nationally as one of the top handful of basketball prep schools in the country.
There is already one Crystal Ball projection in place for Ngana and that is in favor of Kentucky, although that was logged in April of 2020. That being said, Nganga did tell Josh Gershon of 247 Sports last February that “If Kentucky offered me, I’m going.” Things have surely changed a bit since in the last year-plus, but Gershon–who logged the Crystal Ball pick–has not backed off the UK prediction.