Analyst thinks Kentucky earns commitment from key target 'before he leaves Lexington'

Koby Brea is on his official visit to Kentucky and one national analyst thinks the Wildcats earn a commitment from the sharpshooter while he's on his visit.
Jan 30, 2024; Dayton, Ohio, USA;  Dayton Flyers guard Koby Brea (4) against George Washington guard
Jan 30, 2024; Dayton, Ohio, USA; Dayton Flyers guard Koby Brea (4) against George Washington guard / Matt Lunsford-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky has been hot on the recruiting trail over the last week and it could be closing in on another key piece to its roster.

Dayton tranfer guard Koby Brea is currently on his official visit to Kentucky and that could be the final one he makes before ending his recruitment.

"Soon. The staff obviously wants Brea to officially commit and sign with Kentucky before he leaves his official visit," CBS Sports' college basketball insider Matt Norlander wrote on social media. "At this point, am expecting an official announcement from Brea before he leaves Lexington."

This comes on the heels of Norlander saying that Kentucky was sitting in the 'driver's seat' heading into his visit.

Following the commitment of Aidan Mahaney to UConn, it ended the Huskies recruitment of Brea, espeically making Kentucky the team to beat. North Carolina, Kansas and Duke were among his five finalists, but none of the other programs were going to receive a visit.

Brea averaged 11.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists this season and shot 49.8 percent from three -- the best in the country. He made three 3s a game and hit 100 for the season.

Kentucky has already landed backcourt players Lamont Butler and Otega Oweh, but neither are high-volume sharpshooters. Brea is exactly that.

If Kentucky does in fact close the deal, Brea will add to a transfer class that includes the aforementioned Butler and Oweh as well as front court players Andrew Carr (Wake Forest) and Amari Williams (Drexel).

Mark Pope is putting together a team that will not only compete in the SEC in year one, but now has the making of a team that could make some noise nationally.