By LARRY VAUGHT
Last week when he joined me on the Leach Report, recruiting analyst Chris Fisher said he would not be surprised to see Cam’Ron Fletcher “pull the trigger” soon and verbally commit to Kentucky.
The Cats Pause/247Sports Network analyst knew what he was talking about, too, as the 6-6, 180-pound forward did exactly that Sunday when he verbally committed to coach John Calipari’s team.
He’s “only” a four-star prospect currently but is the No. 8 small forward nationally and some of his other top offers included Michigan State, North Carolina, Missouri and Alabama.
“He has an unlimited upside. He’s nowhere near the player he will be,” Fisher said on the radio show. “He is a typical Calipari type player. He’s really versatile. He can get the ball off the glass and bring it up the floor and make plays in transition. That’s the kind of thing Kentucky really likes.”
He’s not a top 10 player like recent commit Brandon Boston is but Fisher has a good perspective on that.
“I think he’s 36th overall in our 2020 rankings,” Fisher said. “(Tyler) Herro was around the spot in the 2018 class.”
Herro, of course, ended up a lottery pick after a superb freshman season.
Another 247Sports analyst, Brian Snow, says Fletcher’s natural ability is “through the roof” and that he’ll only get better as he continues to expand the range on his jump shot.
“It is the toughness, athleticism, and ability to attack with the dribble that makes Fletcher such a productive player. He doesn’t have the best feel for the game, but the physical tools and desire allow him to overcome that,” Snow posted.
Fletcher told recruiting analyst Evan Daniels Sunday that he wants to “win a national championship and get to the league (NBA)” and that he feels Calipari is the coach who can do both for him.