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James Wiseman will visit Kentucky but continues to keep college options open

James Wiseman (USA Basketball Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

James Wiseman’s recruitment continues to be almost impossible to figure out.

It does seem that the 6-10 Memphis prep standout is not going to reclassify to the 2018 recruiting class as many had speculated. However, he’s not going to make a decision now until spring — something that could be good for Kentucky because John Calipari could have a mass exodus off this team to the NBA.

The logic has been he will either pick Memphis — where his former high school coach, Penny Hardaway, is now the head coach — or Kentucky. However, he’s recently announced he will make an official visit not only to Kentucky in September, but also has visits set to Vanderbilt and Kansas. He also says Arizona, Florida State, North Carolina and Texas are possible options for his college choice.

He’ll be at Kentucky Sept.  7 and then be at Kansas Sept. 28 for his official visit. His visit to Vanderbilt will be Oct. 5.

Wiseman is scheduled to play in the Marshall County Hoopfest again Dec. 1 where Kentucky fans obviously will turn out in force to watch him play, especially since UK commit Dontaie Allen of Pendleton County will also be playing that night.

Matthew Hurt Will Visit Kentucky

Five-star forward Matthew Hurt will host Kentucky for an in-home visit Sept. 9 — Kansas and Duke also have visits that same day — and then also make one of his official visits to UK.

Kansas has been seen as Hurt’s leader. He’s a top 10 player in the 2019 recruiting class and has indicated he will make his college choice in November.

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