Five-star post player Armando Bacot announced his final five schools Saturday afternoon, but Kentucky did not make the list.
Bacot — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Richmond, Va. — is down to Duke, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and hometown school Virginia Commonwealth. UNC holds 100 percent of the predictions on his Crystal Ball page.
UK’s recruiting contact with Bacot had been sporadic over the past year, though he did tell Rivals.com earlier in the week that he had been in touch with Wildcats assistant coach Joel Justus recently. UK, however, never extended a scholarship offer.
Bacot is the No. 26 overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He is expected to make a college decision in time to sign in November.