Oregon and Kentucky have been getting most of the buzz in N’Faly Dante‘s recruitment lately, but a prominent national analyst logged a new prediction for Louisiana State on Sunday.
Rivals.com’s Corey Evans is now picking LSU for Dante, the near-7-footer who led his Mokan Elite squad to a Peach Jam title Sunday. Though currently listed as the No. 9 overall player in the 2020 class, Dante is widely expected to jump to the 2019 class and play college basketball this season.
Kentucky hosted the Mali native for an official visit earlier this month, and the Wildcats are clearly still looking for another player to join next season’s frontcourt, which already includes Nick Richards, EJ Montgomery and graduate transfer Nate Sestina.
Dante, who plays his high school ball for Sunrise Christian (Kan.), would seemingly be the final possibility, following Kerry Blackshear’s commitment to Florida a few weeks ago. Other reclassification possibilities — such as Makur Maker, Cliff Omoruyi and Isaiah Todd — have all said they’re staying put in the 2020 class.
LSU was a popular choice for Dante before Coach Will Wade’s suspension earlier this year, but Wade has since been reinstated by the Tigers.