New Jersey forward Tyler Roberson has cut his list to three schools and UK is no longer under consideration, according to ZagsBlog.
Roberson, a class of 2013 recruit ranked No. 26 overall by ESPN, was scheduled to make an official visit to Kentucky this weekend. That trip won’t happen.
Instead, Roberson has narrowed his choices to Kansas, Syracuse and Villanova, the latter of which he visited over the weekend.
“I won’t be taking my visit to Kentucky and will most likely be making my final decision on where I’ll be playing collegiate ball within the next few weeks,” he wrote in a journal for ZagsBlog. “I appreciate all six of the schools on my list.”
Rutgers and SMU were the other two schools cut.
Roberson’s high school coach, Dave Boff, told the Herald-Leader earlier this month that distance could play a part in the star recruit’s final decision.
“I’d be surprised if travel like that was not a factor for any kid that was going to be going far away to school,” Boff said. “I just think most kids and parents have to see how the distance affects them. So I would imagine it’s a factor. But it’s not anything that he or his parents have told me directly.”
Villanova is an hour and a half drive, and Syracuse is about four hours from Roberson’s home in New Jersey. Kansas (and UK) are obviously much longer treks.
The Cats, who have five commitments for the class of 2013, are recruiting top-10 prospects Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon.