As the monthlong spring signing period begins Wednesday, prospect DeAndre Daniels plans to visit Duke later this week. His coach at IMG Academy, Andy Borman, is a son-in-law of Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski. "I am a Dukie," Borman said.
Borman also said that, in this case, one and one does not necessarily add up to Daniels signing with Duke.
"This is not my decision to make," he said Tuesday of Daniels' upcoming college choice. "This is not my decision to influence.
"The way I'm going to influence DeAndre is on the basketball court. Not in the college (choice)."
Daniels, who made an official recruiting visit to Kentucky during this past season, will be playing in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Louisville on April 22. Besides Kentucky and Duke, he's also considering Texas (his original college choice), Kansas and Oregon.
"It's still wide open," Borman said. "He has no favorite."
The IMG Academy coach said he expected Daniels to make a college choice sometime after the visit to Duke. "How soon after that, I don't know," he said.
Borman likened Daniels to former UK star Tayshaun Prince, each a long, lean player who could shoot and drive to the basket.
Daniels, who committed to Texas as a high school senior, decided to attend IMG Academy to continue developing as a player.
Another player in the Derby Festival game linked to Kentucky is Trevor Lacey, a guard from Huntsville, Ala. He's scheduled to make a recruiting visit to Alabama this weekend and might visit Kansas next week.
UK Coach John Calipari is expected to be in Huntsville on Friday to meet with Lacey.
Kentucky is not expected to add any prospects this week to its recruiting haul. UK signed four McDonald's All-Americans in the fall. Those four were guard Marquis Teague, forward Michael Gilchrist and big men Anthony Davis and Kyle Wiltjer.
Those players make up what's considered the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.