CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — It should come as no surprise, but DeAndre Ayton confirmed Thursday that he does indeed have a scholarship offer from Kentucky.
Ayton is considered the No. 1 basketball player in the class of 2017 by all of the major recruiting services. Scout.com recently ranked him as the No. 1 prospect in all of high school basketball on a list that included older players from the 2015 and 2016 classes.
The 7-footer from California said UK Coach John Calipari called him a couple of days ago to talk about UK’s program.
“He just said he would love to have me at his school and he’s giving me an official offer to the University of Kentucky,” Ayton said. “It was a good feeling.”
Duke also extended a scholarship offer recently.