Big, unexpected basketball recruiting news today: Cameron Reddish is close to a decision.
We’ve always thought Immanuel Quickley would be the first of John Calipari’s 2017 targets to announce a commitment, but now Reddish, who played under Cal in Egypt, is nearing the end of his recruitment, too.
Reddish told Krysten Peek of Rivals.com his decision is coming “sooner than people are expecting.”
Small Forward | 6-8 | 196 lbs.
Norristown, PA | Westtown
AAU: Team Final
|ESPN||No. 4 | 1 SF||Top247||No. 4 | 2 SF|
|Rivals||No. 5 | 2 SF||Scout||No. 4 | 1 SF|
The five-star forward from Pennsylvania is down to five schools and Kentucky is a serious contender to land his services due to his close relationship and summer experience with Calipari.
“Playing for Team USA under coach Cal gave me a pretty good idea of how he is as a coach,” Reddish told Rivals. “He likes to go and he’s super competitive. I totally understand why players want to play under him because he pushes everyone to be better.”
Duke is also in the hunt and probably the slight favorite with the recent addition of Tre Jones, Reddish’s good friend, at point guard. Jones committed to Duke this past weekend.
UConn, Villanova and UCLA round out Reddish’s final five.