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Cole Anthony finds it hilarious people believe he’s favoring Duke

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Cole Anthony is seen as the consensus No. 1 point guard in the class of 2019, with just about every school in America begging him to be the leader of their program for his (likely short) college career.

For the most part, however, his recruitment has been a total mystery. He rarely does interviews, and those close to him try to avoid them, as well. Most analysts assume Duke is the favorite to land him, but they usually admit it’s more of an educated guess.

This weekend, Anthony stepped out of his comfort zone and did a sit-down interview with Zach Braziller of the New York Post.

In that discussion, the elite point guard laughed at the idea that he’s favoring Duke.

I don’t know how people are going to tell me where they think I’m going before I even have an idea where I’m going,” Anthony said. “That’s what I find hilarious.”

So when is a decision coming? Anthony said he’s going to wait until the spring to make sure the coach he commits to is still there when he eventually suits up.

The plan is to do a late commitment,” Anthony said. “We just want to wait until the last minute possible, when we’re sure the same coaches are going to be there. You don’t want to commit [to a school], a coaching change happens, and you have to decommit. It doesn’t look good on your part.”

There have been rumors that Mike Krzyzewski is nearing retirement, so that could obviously be a factor in his decision. Especially if he’s worried about coaching stability, and none of the other coaches on his not-so-structured list are necessarily on the hot seat.

But what will he be looking for in his school? A team capable of winning a national championship.

“I’d like to be in a position, from day one as a freshman, to be able to go and win a national championship,” he said.

Another factor that plays in Kentucky’s favor? Anthony is a huge fan of Kentucky commit Tyrese Maxey, going as far as to say he “could obviously see (himself) playing with him.”

“That’s my boy,” Anthony said in an interview with Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. “Me and Tyrese, we talk a lot, obviously. He keeps pushing Kentucky on me. Obviously, we’re going to consider Kentucky. But there are no frontrunners in this. I don’t even have a list. Tyrese, love his game. I could obviously see myself playing with him.

“I think we would complement each other’s games. We both can shoot it. We’re both aggressive. We’re both very good defenders. So I could see it happening.”

Watch him work:

Choose the correct shade of blue, Mr. Anthony.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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9 Comments for Cole Anthony finds it hilarious people believe he’s favoring Duke

  1. Cokely53
    7:41 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

    I hope Cal goes all in with this kid. He looks next level good.

    • Cletis75
      8:07 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

      Definitely a big time talent that is more than willing to work and get even better. He and T-Max together would be unbelievable. With their skill, athleticism and work ethic, they could become possibly the greatest backcourt ever.

  2. michaelb
    8:32 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

    Plus his dad likes the Kentucky program it’s obvious when he is calling any of our games, he speaks super fondly of coach cal & blue and white

  3. Catlogic15
    8:52 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

    “So I could see it happening”. But it never does.

  4. jrdh13
    10:21 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

    With those 2 in the back court, wiseman carey in the front court we would be scary in march not so much november.

    • Cletis75
      12:40 am July 9, 2018 Permalink

      Idk, depending on who returns, and whether K Brooks joins them. That would be our best recruiting class of all time, even without Brooks, maybe. I think all 4 you mentiones will all be top 5 by the end of this season coming.

      7:40 am July 9, 2018 Permalink

      Though it most likely won’t happen, that would easily be our best class of all time. Add any returning players to that group, and you are scary good from the start.

  5. rlburd2
    7:21 am July 9, 2018 Permalink

    Obviously he could see that, obviously.

    • natedaddy
      11:53 am July 9, 2018 Permalink

      Obviously, the one obvious thing I’ve noticed about all these recruits, is that it’s pretty obvious they talk to one another. Obviously.