Tyler Roberson cuts Kentucky from consideration

 Posted by at 6:05 PM on October 29, 2012
Oct 292012

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.


  6 Responses to “Tyler Roberson cuts Kentucky from consideration”

  1. He also new that there would be a lot of pine time with the caliber of next years class; can’t blame him for that.

  2. Tyler: Syracuse would be your best bet. Best wishes (From a UK fan)

  3. This kid would have been good and would have played a lot, but if UK picks up another SF (read Wiggins) or even a PF (Randle or Gordon) you gotta figure it reduces him to a contributor but not a draftable star his first year… Let the kid go earn his place in the draft got much love for him…Would have loved to have had him but if I was his father I would have said Kansas or ‘Cuze …Either gets you some spotlight time on the national scene… I think Self is as good as they come outside of Lexington

  4. Very sorry to see Tyler take KY off his list. I think Tyler is under rated and would have done very very well in the Calipari dribble drive system. His energy level and intensive defensive skills fit very nicely in the Calipari shut down defense. Tyler is a great player and will do well where ever he goes. Any body that is compared to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is a winner. Good luck Tyler.

  5. Good luck Tyler with who ever you choose. catfan!

  6. In all Cat-like snarkiness, I guess he’s not after a nat title. But in seriousness, good luck. If I wasn’t a Cat fan I would admit to liking both Cuse and Kansas…maybe

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