N’Faly Dante “more of a luxury than necessity” for UK

By LARRY VAUGHT

Basketball recruiting writer Chris Fisher of the CatsPause/247 Network had an update on five-star center N’Faly Dante, who is contemplating a move to the 2019 recruiting class where he would likely pick either UK or Oregon, when he joined me on the Leach Report Wednesday.

Fisher said Dante still had a couple of “academic hurdles” to clear but is scheduled to find out his college entrance exam scores this weeks. Fisher said he thinks Dante has two more weeks of summer school needed to finish classes to graduate so he can reclassify. Kentucky starts classes Aug. 26.

“I think provided he clears all the hurdles he will make the move to 2019,” Fisher said.

“At this point, he’s more of a luxury than necessity for Kentucky. He would not start from day one but he could sure provided a lot of help for Kentucky or any team.”

I think he’s right. Kentucky has Nick Richards, EJ Montgomery and Nate Sestina. Keion Brooks Jr. and Kahlil Whitney are strong, physical player. Dante could turn into a special talent and be a boost, but UK should have plenty inside next season if he does not reclassify or does reclassify and doesn’t pick UK.

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