Xavier Rathan Mayes, one of the top players in the class of 2013, committed to Florida State on Saturday night.
Mayes, who no longer had UK on his list of schools, is a close friend and teammate of Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 player in high school basketball and a major UK recruiting target. The two Canadians play together at Huntington Prep in West Virginia.
Wiggins, who could reclassify to 2013 and enter college next year, has Kentucky and Florida State at the top of his list. Both of Wiggins’ parents were athletes for the Seminoles. There is no timetable for Wiggins’ reclassification or college decision. He was supposed to attend Friday’s Big Blue Madness, but instead traveled home to Canada to visit his family. He has said he will probably make a trip to Lexington for one of UK’s early home games.