It’s been almost a week since five-star big man EJ Montgomery visited Kentucky and with his high school career now over, he’s ready to talk about his impressions of the program and Lexington. Montgomery told Evan Daniels he enjoyed his visit for the Missouri game, particularly the way John Calipari and his staff use and develop big men.
“I like the way they get up and down and they play big,” Montgomery said. “Just the way coach Cal runs their stuff.”
“Just what they’ve done with their bigs,” he added. “Their bigs have done well in the league and they’ve developed them and the relationship I have with the coaches.”
Montgomery had 30 points and 15 rebounds in Marietta Wheeler’s loss to Newton last night, his final high school game. The 6’10” power forward is the top big man left in the 2018 class and is considering Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Clemson and others.
Montgomery will participate in the McDonald’s All-American Game on March 28 along with a bevy of Kentucky, Duke, and North Carolina signees. He’s also planning to take more visits — including official visits — before deciding. I expect that process will also include seeing which players go to the NBA and which stay, i.e. Jarred Vanderbilt and Nick Richards.