Kentucky extends offer to 2021 five-star shooting guard Trevor Keels

Zack Geogheganby:Zack Geoghegan02/12/21


[caption id="attachment_338361" align="aligncenter" width="2483"] (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)[/caption] A sharpshooting two-guard has picked up a Kentucky offer. According to Tipton Edits, 2021 five-star shooting guard Trevor Keels has received a scholarship offer from head coach John Calipari and the Wildcats program. Playing out of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, VA, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound prospect is ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 16 player in his class and the No. 3 ranked shooting guard. ESPN and Rivals both have Keels ranked among the top 20 players in 2021, as well. Kentucky joins a final list of potential college choices for Keels that includes the likes of Virginia, Villanova, and Duke, who has been the perceived leader during his recruitment. Back in September, he picked up multiple Crystal Ball predictions (all from Duke insiders) to join the Blue Devils, but the Wildcats coming into the picture late indicates it might not be so set in stone. Here's what 247 Sports director of basketball scouting Jerry Meyer had to say about Keels as a player:
"Tremendous physical strength for a shooting guard. Has length as well. Highly competitive with an impressive basketball IQ. Plays a power game but can score from all three levels. Solid ball handler. Good passer. Has strength to be a better rebounder. Solid defender."
Keels initially released his top three schools back in September, which included the same trio of Duke, Virginia, and Villanova. With the expectation that B.J. Boston and Terrence Clarke will leave for the NBA following the current season, Keels' potential addition as a high-level outside shooter would be welcome with open arms in Lexington. Playing alongside a sophomore Devin Askew (if he were to return), Dontaie Allen, and incoming freshman Nolan Hickman would make up a formidable backcourt for UK. Not to mention the possibility of Davion Mintz coming back for a sixth year, as well. Just last month, Keels told Eric Bossi of 247 Sports that picking a college was a "difficult decision" and that he wishes he could just "go to all three schools", but was quick to add that he wants a head coach he can trust and build a relationship with. When asked if he had a timeline for making a final choice, Keels had this to say: “I haven’t decided when I’m going to pick. I’m still hearing from all three schools; I’m still picking their brains. I just don’t know what I’m going to do yet.” Watch Keels work below.

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