Highly touted frontcourt recruit Kofi Cockburn will play his senior season at Oak Hill Academy, as expected. National recruiting analyst Andrew Slater reported Monday that Cockburn is also down to 12 schools, and Kentucky is one of them.
His other 11 are Cincinnati, Florida State, Illinois, Kansas, LSU, Oregon, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, St. John’s, Syracuse and UConn. The 6-foot-11 center — originally from Jamaica — had been playing for Christ the King (N.Y.).
Cockburn led the Nike EYBL in rebounding this spring and caught the eye of UK coaches while playing alongside combo guard Jalen Lecque, who received a scholarship offer from the Wildcats earlier this year. Cockburn does not yet have a UK offer, and he told the Herald-Leader a couple of weeks ago that there is no timetable for his college decision.
At Oak Hill, he’ll join five-star guard Cole Anthony, another UK recruiting target. Cockburn is the No. 27 overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.