The best gift Kennedy Chandler received this Christmas wasn’t wrapped under the tree.
The five-star point guard from Memphis announced late Wednesday night that he received a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky.
Blessed to receive an offer from University of Kentucky??? pic.twitter.com/DnvBP28XCL
— Kennedy Chandler (@KChandler_1) December 26, 2019
A 6-1 junior from Memphis, 247 Sports ranks Chandler as the No. 2 point guard and No. 18 player overall in the 2021 recruiting class. He has offers from more than 25 schools, most recently North Carolina and Duke. Chandler has already taken visits to Tennessee, Memphis, Kansas, Ole Miss and Syracuse.
Chandler just picked up the UK offer, but it’s not the first time he’s heard from the coaching staff. He talked to USA Today in the summer of 2019 about an in-home visit with John Calipari.
“It was a great meeting,” Chandler said. “He just told me that he wanted to come see me and that he was focusing on the 2020 class right now but wanted me to know that he was going to keep up with me going forward. It’s Coach Cal, so that’s always a cool thing to hear.”
The scholarship offer from Kentucky comes on the heels of a few impressive performances at the City of Palms showcase in South Florida. Courtside Films was there to capture some of his best work.