Kentucky is no longer an option for highly touted point guard Josh Perkins.
Perkins narrowed his list to UCLA, Gonzaga and Minnesota on Wednesday. UK had been recruiting the 6-foot-2 prospect all summer, but the Wildcats never offered him a scholarship. UConn and Southern Cal were among the schools that had offered but are no longer under consideration.
Huntington Prep Coach Rob Fulford confirmed to the Herald-Leader that Perkins is down to three finalists. Perkins is from Aurora, Colo., but he will play his senior season at Huntington Prep. He’s scheduled to announce his college decision Saturday night in Colorado.
Randy Perkins told the Herald-Leader last week that UK remained in contact with his son but had not offered a scholarship. The elder Perkins added that Josh would not deviate from his planned announcement on Aug. 24 in hopes of getting a UK offer.
“They’re only in the mix if an offer comes,” Randy Perkins said. “That’s not to put pressure on anybody. But you can’t entertain a school if there’s no offer there. They could call a million times, but if they don’t make an offer… you know.”
Perkins is considered the No. 25 overall prospect in the Class of 2014 by Scout.com. 247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer said earlier this summer that Perkins is one of the best passers he’s scouted in the last 10 years.
UK has offered three point guards from the Class of 2014: Tyus Jones, Emmanuel Mudiay and Tyler Ulis. All three players are scheduled to take official visits to Kentucky this fall.