Five-star power forward Paolo Banchero announced dates for five upcoming official visits, and Kentucky will host the highly touted prospect for a trip on Big Blue Madness weekend.
Banchero — a 6-foot-9 player from Seattle — also revealed official visit plans for North Carolina (Sept. 27-29), Duke (Oct. 17-20), Tennessee (Oct. 25-27) and Gonzaga (Jan. 18-19). The UK trip will come one week before his Duke visit, and Big Blue Madness is set for Oct. 11.
That group of five schools is not a list of finalists for Banchero, who is also strongly considering Washington (his hometown program), among others. He said earlier this summer that he would like to use his in-season official visits to see campuses that are farther from home.
Banchero has two more seasons of high school remaining and is the No. 4 overall prospect in the class of 2021, according to the latest 247Sports composite rankings.