UK is in a great spot for five-star target Scottie Lewis

TJ Walker09/18/18


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Earlier this afternoon Adam Zagoria tweeted that five-star Kentucky target Scottie Lewis is down to just Florida and the Cats. The Ranney Prep school shooting guard is coming off an official visit to Kentucky that ended yesterday and the weekend before he checked out Florida. As you can also see, Florida didn't want the good feelings from the UK visit to linger too long. Gators' head coach Mike White and assistant Darris Nichols didn't waste anytime getting up to see Lewis, and don't be surprised if in the next week or so the Cats return, too. During his official visit he played some pickup with UK's team and former big man Bam Adebayo was in town to hoop, too. Zagoria spoke with Lewis about the visit. "I've played with those guys, Keldon [Johnson], [Immanuel] Quickley, Quade [Green], I've known them for so long, and Nick Richards," he said. "Just to be back on the floor with them and kind of scrimmage with them. Bam [Adebayo] came back and played pickup. I got to see Reid [Travis] and all those guys, it's just guys that have been my mentors for so long. At first, I was actually nervous to play with the team. Then I did pretty well. I definitely held my own. It was a huge eye-opener, confidence booster to play with those guys. Just kind of pick up information by talking to coach. I learned all four of their plays just by watching from the sideline." Well, now he can't go to Florida if he knows UK's plays. It just wouldn't be fair. The No. 13 player in the class of 2019 also mentioned his relationship with Kentucky commitments Kahlil Whitney and Tyrese Maxey. I don't want to jack all of Zagoria's quotes, so read his story HERE, but it looks awfully promising for Kentucky. He speaks highly of UK's commitments and Kentucky's staff. From everything we've heard at KSR over the last 24 hours, I think the Cats are the team to beat for Lewis. And remember, he said these quotes after meeting with Florida on Tuesday. There's no timetable for a final decision but I would expect it over the next month and at the latest during the fall signing period. This could lock up UK's backcourt and wing options and solely focus on the frontcourt, while maybe still dreaming of Cole Anthony. Maxey, Lewis, Whitney and Allen would be tough. Brian Klatsky, Lewis' AAU coach (and father of Alex Klatsky who just committed to Florida), told KSR that the visit was great and he's focused on only Kentucky and Florida. "I would play the exacta box and not a key a horse right now," Klatsky texted. Klatsky is a big horse racing fan and was actually at Keeneland before Lewis arrived to Lexington for the visit. [mobile_ad]    

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