5-star guard Keyonte George discusses top 5 ahead of August 8th commitment

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Exactly one week away from his decision date, Keyonte George is coming down the home stretch of his recruitment. This week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp down in Orlando, FL, George was in attendance as one of the top overall prospects. A 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard out of iSchool Entrepreneurial Academy in Lewisville, TX, George is widely viewed as a top-five recruit from the class of 2022 and a five-star talent. The Kentucky Wildcats have been after him for some time now and George even included them in his top five, which he announced back in May, but the sense is that he will eventually land elsewhere. Geroge briefly spoke with the media on Friday to give a snippet on all five of his top schools: Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Baylor. Here's what he had to say about each of them. Kentucky: It's a winning coach over there. He's known for putting pros [in the NBA] over there. That's the end goal for me at the end of the day. Kansas: Bill Self, great atmosphere as well. It feels like family out there. He has a history of putting out pros too. That player development, he develops players real well and makes them the best that they can be. Oklahoma State: Coach Mike (Boynton), he just had a one-and-done, that's everybody's dream. He has a great relationship with his players, so that's something to look at. Texas: And then you got Texas. It's close to home. It's a great culture, they got a great family atmosphere out there as well. It's a college town, it's in Austin. Baylor: Then you got Baylor. Coach (Scott) Drew, he just won the NCAA Championship. They're known for winning. He just put out four people yesterday in the NBA (Draft). So you gotta look at stuff like that. George took official visits this summer to Texas, Baylor, and Kansas before announcing on July 26 that he would make a final decision on August 8. He was initially expected to take a visit to Lexington, as well, although that never came to fruition as the Wildcat coaching staff has turned its attention to other 2022 guards such as Shaedon Sharpe, Cason Wallace, and Nick Smith Jr. If you believe the experts over at 247 Sports and Rivals, George is trending heavily toward picking the Baylor Bears. He has picked up six Crystal Ball selections along with two FutureCast projections in favor of Baylor, all since July 28. "I'm gonna look at the atmosphere," George said about what he's looking for in a college. "If it feels like family, if it feels like home--I'm not going to be at my real home so I just wanna make sure it'll feel like home and they'll be able to accept me. Just the relationship I have with the head coach--if I have trust in him and he has trust in me. If we both have trust in each other, at the end he'll trust me to do me and trust I'm able to be the best player I can be." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWl4RV5HXtE

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