Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway has been making waves on the recruiting trail with commitments from composite No. 1 recruit James Wiseman and former UK pledge DJ Jeffries, and he could be adding another top-five prospect to the Tigers in the near future.
247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer logged a new prediction this weekend in favor of Memphis for five-star guard Jalen Green, the No. 1 player in the Rivals.com rankings for the 2020 class. Green — a 6-foot-5 player from California — is the No. 2 player in the 247Sports rankings for 2020.
Green is also one of the few 2020 prospects to already receive a scholarship offer from Kentucky, and the Wildcats have made him a major target. UK Coach John Calipari watched him play earlier this season, and he’s expected to visit Lexington over the next few months. He has already taken official visits to Memphis and Florida State.
National recruiting expert Andrew Slater logged a prediction in favor of Memphis earlier this year, and Dain Ervin — another recruiting analyst — is picking Green to Kentucky. Arizona, Kansas, Oregon and Villanova are among the many other schools that have extended scholarship offers.