A few weeks ago, Kentucky was thought to be the favorite for versatile Canadian forward Simi Shittu, but tonight, he released his list of official visits, and Kentucky’s not on it:
— Simi Shittu (@LanX_Sims) September 22, 2017
What gives? Earlier this week, UK offered Jaxson Hayes, a big man on the rise in the 2018 class, a sign Calipari may be going in a different direction. Additionally, three recruiting experts, including 247 Sports’ Jerry Meyer, have switched their picks to Arizona in Shittu’s Crystal Ball. Kentucky will only take a handful of players in the 2018 class, and with Immanuel Quickley, Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, Keldon Johnson, and potentially Hayes or Bol Bol high on that list, the writing may be on the wall.
Shittu, we hardly knew you…