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Kobi Simmons moving his decision to the spring

At one time, it looked like Kobi Simmons was definitely going to be a Kentucky Wildcat; however, John Calipari shifted his sights to De’Aaron Fox, which left Simmons examining other options on his way towards a fall decision. Not anymore. According to Jeff Borzello, Simmons will now wait until the spring to sign.

What does that mean for Kentucky? De’Aaron Fox will still likely commit to UK in the coming weeks, but now that Simmons is waiting until the spring to sign, he could become a backup option for Kentucky if Malik Monk goes to Arkansas. Ohio State was thought to be the new leader for the Simmons, but UNLV and Arizona have been making a push lately. Simmons used to be very high on the Cats, even calling Kentucky his dream school. Is he waiting to see where the chips fall before giving up on that dream?

In other recruiting news, in case you missed it last night, Calipari watched Harry Giles play in Virginia:

Most believe Giles is a lock to commit to Duke, but Calipari doesn’t usually keep pursuing guys when he knows they’re headed elsewhere. There are ten days until Giles’ announcement…will Cal pull off the unthinkable?

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10 Comments for Kobi Simmons moving his decision to the spring

  1. asdf
    12:09 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    It wouldn’t be the first time a top recruit waited to see how things played out with Kentucky.

  2. 8 god
    12:33 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Giles to Duke is not so clear-cut. Wake Forest is making a strong push for him (see link below). I’m a Duke student, so I was at the exhibition game when Giles was visiting, and then I saw him at a club the next night. He seemed like he was trying to enjoy it, but he didn’t look comfortable. The article below brings up that Wake is Giles’s home and the place he is most familiar with – don’t be surprised if he becomes a Deacon.

  3. Mathlete
    12:44 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    He might be waiting to see how many guards are likely still here after this season. Not a bad play really.

  4. BAdams
    12:53 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    If its not UK, hopefully its Wake Forest. I hope you’re right though about him not looking comfortable at Duke. Besides, he needs to look at the bigs Cal has put in the NBA compared to Coach K. I would think seeing the success of Davis, Cousins, Patterson, Jones, Noel, KAT, and how he took WCS, a player his hometown school didnt even offer, made him into a lottery pick, and even with Harrellson would be enough to make it a no brainer.

    • UKBlue1!
      2:43 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      I’m a Duke hater but trying to say Calipari has put more (big) players compared to K. He has got a list a mile long dating back to the late 80’s and early 90’s. Starting with Danny Ferry, Elton Brand, Christian La….you get the picture.

      4:24 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      LOL Did you just say Danny Ferry, Elton Brand and Christian Leatner? CHILD PLEASE! We are talking about BIGS THAT WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THE NBA! You know the ones that ACTUALLY get filthy rich living out their dreams and playing on a big WORLDWIDE stage, lets not even get into to off the court money, Coach Cal makes SUPERSTAR bigs in the NBA that in conjunction to all the shoe contracts, max NBA contracts, endorsements that all his players seem to get. STOP IT!

  5. Rambo
    1:05 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    He visited Andrew Wiggins also just before his commitment to Kansas. Its what Cal does, I wouldn’t read into it.

  6. ArnoldthePig
    3:07 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    i thought we decided Kobi was not very good.

    • LOL
      3:14 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      He’d be the highest rated recruit at UofL in 10 years! 😉

    • Jordan
      3:59 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Pitino would say he’s the best point guard he’s ever coached. But certainly not the best Simmons he’s ever coached