No. 2 prospect Dereck Lively II will announce his decision on Sept. 20

No. 2 prospect Dereck Lively II will announce his decision on Sept. 20

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Dereck Lively II
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Dereck Lively II, Kentucky’s top remaining recruiting target in the class of 2022, is ready to announce his final decision.

The nation’s No. 2 overall prospect has set a commitment date for Monday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET. He will officially choose between Duke, Florida State, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Penn State, and USC.

The 7-foot-2 center announced his decision date Friday afternoon.

Lively is considered the consensus No. 2 prospect in high school basketball, with On3, 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN all listing him as the top-ranked center in the nation.

As for a likely favorite, there are three total Crystal Ball and FutureCast predictions for Lively between 247Sports and Rivals, with all three favoring Kentucky.

Could Kentucky add the No. 2 prospect in the nation to go with the No. 1 (Sharpe) and No. 4 (Chris Livingston) players? We’ll find out Monday.

Until then, check out Lively’s highlights from Peach Jam:

Come on down.

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2021-10-18