2016 forward says he has offer from Kentucky

broberts@herald-leader.comApril 30, 2013 

2016 prospect Jayson Tatum

Class of 2016 forward Jayson Tatum told ChicagoHoops.com's Scott Burgess that he received a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky on Monday.

Tatum would be the first 2016 prospect to receive a UK offer. Only one 2015 player — Haitian big man Skal Labissiere — has a confirmed scholarship offer from John Calipari.

Calipari checked in on Tatum during last weekend's Nike Elite Youth Basketball League session in Hampton, Va. The 6-foot-6 wing player from St. Louis is considered one of the top players in his class. The major recruiting services have not yet released player rankings for 2016.

Tatum told ChicagoHoops.com this month that he had already received offers from Kansas, Florida, Memphis, Missouri, Marquette and Illinois.


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