Five-star point guard Nico Mannion, who recently reclassified from 2020 to 2019, trimmed his list to four schools Saturday, and Kentucky is no longer in the mix.
Mannion — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Phoenix, Ariz. — is now considering Arizona, Duke, Marquette and Villanova. He did not have a scholarship offer from UK, but he did have multiple phone conversations with John Calipari in the days after his decision to reclassify.
247Sports immediately moved Mannion to the No. 11 spot in the 2019 rankings after he announced his reclassification. Arizona is the leader on his Crystal Ball page.