I hope so because there's a small chance he chooses UNC and I don't want him to come here, be overrated, and everyone somehow blame the program for the player's failures.
You think he's going KU? I keep hearing and seeing the phrase "He's not a UK type recruit". So let's say he doesn't go UK (I know it's dumb to count UK out of any recruitment...), that leaves:
UCLA - adidas connection (which I hear is STRONG)
Michigan - Family there, adidas, I think he's really close with Beilein. also don't have scholarships so they need to make room somehow
Cal - rumor was package deal of Swanigan, Rabb and Brown to Cal. Then Swanigan picked MSU. I would be surprised.
Georgia and GT - The home town schools. Maybe if GT were good like they have been on occasion in the past. Too bad they both suck right now. I would be even more surprised.
UNC - Tokoto leaving opens the starting spot on a championship contender. Brown comes and I think they are close to unanimous #1 pre season. Closest schools to his home, if you don't consider Georgia and GT.
KU - Adidas, blue blood, major pt with Oubre entering, seems to be where some oad kids go if not UK (Wiggins and Oubre).
Because of how certain the adidas talk was early in his recruitment, I would probably put KU the leader. gut feeling
btw, I didn't think he looked all that great in the McDonalds game and the scrimmage the day before. Also saw him in that ESPN high school showcase (I think it was the day after the McDonalds game) for Wheeler against Thomas Bryant's team and he was merely ok. He kind of caught fire towards the end to bring his team close, but he had a crucial mistake that sealed the game and was nonexistent for the entire second half before that late serge.
This class as a whole looks underwhelming anyway. I see Simmons and Skal with a little separation. Simmons looks more like a very good role player than a star. Probably a top 3-5 player in a typically good class. And Skal is thin and his measurements aren't freaky good. Newman is like a poor man's Monta. Ellenson kind of reminds me of Josh McRoberts in high school tbh. Tho at least he has a big frame to work with. Along with Brown, that's ESPN's top 5.
I keep seeing Ingram is going to move in the top 5 all over the place and like I said, he's so skinny. Like an impoverished Corey Brewer body type.
I haven't seen the well majority of these guys, tho none really stand out as potential big time NBA prospects down the line. Rabb seemed like a good prospect. For some reason he went from the top tier (apparently 1-3 in this class: Simmons, Brown, and Skal) to just below. Not sure what happened.
Blakeney's game is nice. But I always like players like him and they turn into Nick Young or that kid from Providence I can't remember right now. He was on the Nets.
Lawson has a ton of skill. He's also stuck between sf and pf in the bad way.
Maybe Derrick Jones' skill eventually comes close to his athleticism?
Sort of like DJ Hogg in that Klay Thompson, Devin Booker, mold. He's not that good tho.
Stone has potential just based on his size.
I don't know. Don't see a lot.