As hard as it is to believe, John Calipari may add one more player to his already astonishing 2016 recruiting class. The potential addition is Marques Bolden, who just so happens to be the best center in the country.
Today, Jerry Meyer of 247Sports weighed in on the chatter going around that Kentucky leads for Bolden’s services. Meyer isn’t ready to name UK the frontrunner, but he admits he is hearing that is the case in at least one circle:
247Sports is hearing that there are people within Nike, which is the sponsor of Bolden’s travel team Pro Skills, who believe that Kentucky is in fact the leader for Bolden. Kentucky point guard recruit De’Aaron Fox, who is out of Katy, Texas, is also trying to lure Bolden to Kentucky to play with him. [247Sports]
On the contrary, Meyer has heard conflicting opinions from other circles, which he believes may also be true. This is the case of different beliefs across the board regarding Bolden’s future.
What we do know is Duke, Kansas and Kentucky are competing against each other — all three are squarely in the mix — and a decision could come at any time.