Cason Wallace looking forward to Kentucky visit, offer "meant a lot"

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Cason Wallace
Twitter: @ProSkillsEYBL
[caption id="attachment_361133" align="alignnone" width="900"] Twitter: @ProSkillsEYBL[/caption] Kentucky has found its top primary ball-handling target in the class of 2022 to pair with five-star commit Skyy Clark, and he just might be the best two-way guard in high school basketball. Five-star senior Cason Wallace earned an offer from John Calipari and the UK coaching staff after an impressive two-week display at Peach Jam, finishing the event averaging 14.7 points (47.7% FG, 35% 3PT), 6.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.2 steals per contest in 13 games, all while leading his ProSkills EYBL (TX) squad to an impressive 12-1 final record. Taking a quick pit stop in Orlando, FL for the NBPA Top 100 Camp before a well-deserved rest to close out the summer, Wallace opened up about his scholarship offer from UK and the next steps in his recruitment. "That offer meant a lot to me. I've been looking forward to that offer for a while," Wallace told KSR. Wallace says the Kentucky coaching staff is intrigued with the idea of pairing him up alongside Clark in the backcourt, with the program also all-in on five-star shooting guard Shaedon Sharpe in hopes of creating one heck of a 1-2-3 punch in the backcourt going into the 2022-23 season. "They like that they already have a guard committed and I'm another guard that can come in and contribute," Wallace added. "We would play good together." As for his recruitment and the next steps, the five-star guard has already taken an official visit to Tennessee, but is planning to take trips to Kentucky, Texas and Kansas in the coming weeks, as well. "I've been on one visit to Tennessee, I went in June. I really enjoyed it. I have Kentucky, Texas, and I'm setting up one with Kansas coming up soon," Wallace said. "Kentucky, I just haven't been there and I want to see what they have to offer outside of basketball. I'm going to them in August. Texas, I'm going there on September 3 for that first football game. I'm looking forward to that." What will be the deciding factor in the versatile guard's recruitment? Wallace says he values relationships and wants an opportunity to succeed early. "For me, it would be just a family atmosphere," he said. "I want to go somewhere I can play early, often and through mistakes, really." Wallace, a 6-4, 185-pound combo guard out of Richardson, TX, is considered the No. 16 overall prospect by Rivals, with 247Sports listing him at No. 19 overall and ESPN ranking him No. 28 overall, respectively. The five-star prospect currently has two Crystal Ball picks in favor of Kentucky over at 247Sports, along with one FutureCast favoring UK and another in favor of Tennessee at Rivals. https://youtu.be/dp-fPK9wFm0 Kentucky will get its opportunity to host the two-way standout on an official visit in the coming weeks. Will it be enough to push the Wildcats over the top and land his commitment?

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2021-09-27