If you’re to believe three of Rivals.com’s four basketball recruiting “experts,” we are in for some bad news on the Mohamed Bamba front.
The website has predictions for the top remaining players and only one analyst, Eric Bossi, has Kentucky as the landing spot for Bamba. Corey Evans, Dan McDonald and Krysten Peek all picked Texas as his future college basketball home.
All four agreed Jemarl Baker will end up at UK, so there’s that.
But back to Bamba, I’ve been all-in on him becoming a Wildcat for quite some time now, and I’m not going to let this Texas momentum change my opinion. Until I hear something new and substantial, I’m going to keep planning on watching him block lots of shots in Rupp Arena next year.
However, there is one factor that has never been considered in my prediction and that’s the return of Bam Adebayo. The assumption of Bamba to UK has always been with the assumption of Adebayo to the NBA, so a surprise return could throw a wrinkle in things, although I still don’t think it will.
Quade Green has put in way too much work recruiting his best friend to Kentucky.