Kentucky’s momentum with 2019 five-star forward Jaden McDaniels has officially swung the opposite direction.
This morning, recruiting guru Evan Daniels put in a Crystal Ball pick in favor of the Washington, giving the Huskies six consecutive predictions on 247 Sports.
Daniels joins recruiting insiders Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater, among others, as those who feel McDaniels will stay home and play for Mike Hopkins at Washington next season.
With Daniels’ prediction, Washington now holds 50% of all Crystal Ball picks, followed by Kentucky at 29%, “Undecided” at 14%, and San Diego State at 7%.
Yesterday afternoon, Jerry Tipton and the Herald Leader caught up with Jalen McDaniels, Jaden’s brother, at the NBA Draft Combine about the big decision and what he knew about a potential timeline on when that might come.
Unfortunately, he seems just as confused as the rest of us.
“Whew, man, I’m wondering the same thing, honestly,” Jalen said Thursday when asked about when we should expect a decision. “I mean, honestly. I feel like it should be coming soon, though.”
Jalen knows it’s down to two schools, Washington and Kentucky, but he doesn’t know anything beyond that.
“To be honest, I don’t know what’s holding it up,” Jalen said. “I know it’s between two schools. He’s just trying to make the right decision.”
We still don’t have an update on a specific announcement date or time, but with picks now rolling in for the Huskies, it’s looking like he’ll be making it official sooner rather than later.