Canada’s R.J. Barrett is currently a 2019 recruit but it sounds like he will reclassify to the 2018 class.
If you don’t already know Barrett, he is the player that scorched John Calipari’s under-19 Team USA team and was eventually named MVP while leading Canada to a gold medal.
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Eric Bossi of Rivals.com answers recruiting questions from twitter on Tuesday and he says Barrett will likely reclassify and Kentucky has him as a top priority.
When it comes to his college recruitment, look for an announcement to be made in August for Barrett to opt into the 2018 class. While it would be difficult to budge Marvin Bagley III off of his No. 1 ranking, he would be heavily in the consideration for second, fighting off Zion Williamson, Bol Bol and Cam Reddish for such placement.
On the recruiting front, by jumping a year up, expect for the recruitment of the Canadian sensation to multiply greatly. Kentucky has already made Barrett a priority, as has Arizona, Kansas, and St. John’s, the latter being a program for which his father played. UNC and Duke can also not be left out of the conversation as a bevy of others are expected to become involved. From there, a commitment will likely not occur until the spring of his senior year.
Cal has recruited Canada well and it would not surprise anyone if Barrett ends up in Rupp in the not too distant future.