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Wendell Carter Jr. Puts UK in his Top Eight


The picture above was Tweeted out by Wendell Carter Jr. this afternoon, putting UK in his final eight alongside Duke, Harvard, Georgia, Georgia Tech, UNC, Arizona and Cal.

The move to leave UK in his final eight is a surprise to many, especially all of those who were at the Peach Jam last week when he couldn’t remember the last time Kentucky contacted him.  “I don’t even remember. It’s been that long ago,” were Carter’s exact words.

The lack of contact suggests that Cal is conceding Carter to Duke, but today’s announcement keeps the door open.  It would still be a shock if the top five forward from Atlanta picked Kentucky, but there’s a chance.


Carter has scheduled a visit for Harvard in the fall.  He told reporters at the Peach Jam he also plans to visit Duke and possibly Kentucky.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Wendell Carter Jr. Puts UK in his Top Eight

  1. nybrasky
    7:50 pm July 18, 2016 Permalink

    It doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a chance. It might just mean the the kid is trying to stay in the news and continue to build up hype for himself, and ultimately for his decision. You get much more hype saying you’re picking between Duke, UNC & UK than if you just admit you’re likely going to Duke.

  2. AGSlater
    8:59 pm July 18, 2016 Permalink

    Duke has been getting every player they want even over UK.