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Moussa Cisse, coach insist reclassification speculation “not real”

Moussa Cisse (Larry Vaught Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Having Kentucky coach John Calipari come to the Marshall County Hoopfest last week to watch him play left 6-11 junior Moussa Cisse of Lausanne Collegiate (Memphis) with a “good feeling.”

Cisse showed off his overall athleticism despite an off shooting game. He was 5-for-14 from the field and had 14 points, nine rebounds, five blocks, two steals and one assist with Calipari, who needs another big for his 2020 recruiting class, watching his every move.

Cisse is a consensus top 10 player in the 2021 recruiting class and his offer list includes Memphis, Georgia, Michigan, Ole Miss, Georgetown, Florida State, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, St. John’s, Texas, UCLA, Virginia and Texas A&M.

Kentucky has already signed six players in its 2020 recruiting class but is still looking for a bigger player like Cisse. However, Cisse insists he knows nothing about speculation he might reclassify to the 2020 class.

“It is the hardest decision of my life. I really don’t focus on that. I am focused on my school and my grades and my basketball. When time comes for recruiting stuff, I pray to God to help me so I can make the right decision,” Cisse said.

He says speculation that he might reclassify is “not real” and he’s not sure where the speculation started.

“I don’t nothing about that. I am not rushing nothing. I am just working on my game,” he said.

His coach, Marvin Davis, calls reclassification rumors “speculation” and nothing more.

“Nothing has been talked about with us and I don’t know anything about that,” the coach said.

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