With less than two weeks before the end of the May signing period, Amile Jefferson apparently is no closer to making his final college decision.
“It’s still up in the air. I’ve learned a lot about the schools that I’m considering, have met with the coaches and players of each of the teams, and want to pick the school that fits me best. I definitely didn’t think it would take me this long [to decide], but it’s been a great process and I’m honored that these schools would stick with me so long. I’ll probably pick a date [to announce my decision] soon.”
Recent transfers have seemed to create playing time at both North Carolina State and Duke and Kentucky certainly appears to have minutes to give him as well. The Wolfpack’s Tyler Harris announced his transfer yesterday and the reasons given were because of playing time, so I guess it would move Jefferson up some at NC State. Personally I would not see replacing a player who transferred because of playing time as a big selling point. Maybe Amile will. It appears that Kentucky is in the top three with the two ACC schools and the Wildcats seem to be pulling even as time goes on. Villanova and Ohio State are also mentioned as possibilities, but seem to have fallen down in the pecking level.
The general consensus around the Bluegrass is that Jefferson is waiting to see what Anthony Bennett does but you get the feeling that Bennett may be a last day of the signing period decision.