E.J. Montgomery includes Kentucky on list, will visit Duke

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After missing on Zion Williamson, Kentucky is now recruiting E.J. Montgomery, the top big man left in the 2018 class. This morning, Kentucky made Montgomery’s list of eleven schools, and his father told Evan Daniels they’ve been hearing a lot from the Cats in recent weeks.

“They’ve been involved for a month or so now,” Montgomery Sr. said. “We first heard from them a month ago. They’ve been talking to me and EJ, we’ve been texting back and forth. They are planning to go to a game as well.”

The 6-10 Montgomery originally committed to Auburn back in 2016, but severed ties once former Tigers assistant Chuck Person was named in the FBI’s probe into college basketball. The recently named McDonald’s All-American is on a tear this season, averaging 26 points and 14 rebounds per game. He had 39 points and 15 points last night.

Now, the bad news. Even though Duke will be LOADED next season, his father says they still plan to take their first official visit to Durham. A trip to Kentucky was not mentioned, but his father said they plan to narrow his list of eleven to five in a week or so and schedule more visits.

Ugh. C’mon kid…please don’t go to Duke.

[247 Sports]

E.J. Montgomery

Power Forward 6-10 | 215 lbs. Marietta, GA Wheeler/Atlanta Celtics
ESPN: 16 | 5 PF Top 247: 6 | 2 PF 247 Composite: 12 | 3 PF Rivals: 11

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2021-09-17