For those of you who have not yet heard of Jonah Bolden, he is an Australian basketball recruit for the Class of 2014. Bolden is a 6’8″ power forward and is rated as a four-star recruit. He is ranked by ESPN as the 18th best player at his position and as the 70th best player overall for the Class of 2014. He has now cut his list of college choices down to six schools.
On Monday night, Bolden Tweeted: “Such a blessing to announce the top colleges I’m considering are: USC, Louisville, SMU, Kentucky, Indiana, UCLA.” However, Bolden does not yet have a scholarship offer from Kentucky. Although he is still one of the more elite players that still remains and will sign in the spring, it certainly does not appear that he is a priority for Kentucky. Kentucky has already acquired a commitment from 6’10″ power forward Trey Lyles.
Bolden told SNY.tv that Indiana, Louisville, SMU, and UCLA are “the ones that are working hard on me now.”
Myles Turner and Rashad Vaughn are two other highly touted prospects from the Class of 2014 that plan to sign in the spring. Turner is a 6’11″ center and is rated as a five-star recruit. He is ranked by ESPN as the 2nd best player at his position and as the 2nd best player overall for the Class of 2014. Although Kentucky remains on his list, he is also considering Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Texas.
Rashad Vaughn is a 6’6″ shooting guard and is rated as a five-star recruit. Vaughn is ranked by ESPN as the 2nd best player at his position and as the 17th best player overall for the Class of 2014. Kentucky is not on his remaining schools list, which includes Arizona, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, and UNLV.