Two University of Kentucky basketball signees and seven players still thinking about joining them next season are in Portland, Ore., this week for the Nike Hoop Summit.
Those seven uncommitted recruits will announce their college decisions in the coming weeks.
Another player at the Hoop Summit — the youngest of the bunch — has already made his choice.
He's going to be a Kentucky Wildcat, but probably not for at least another year.
New Zealand power forward Tai Wynyard is getting a dose of American basketball this week as a member of the World Select Team, which also includes UK signee Skal Labissiere and top targets Cheick Diallo and Thon Maker.
Wynyard turned 17 years old just a couple of months ago, and he's technically a member of the recruiting class of 2016, but he's shown no fear against the older guys on the practice court this week.
"Usually, the youngest guy here is the most passive. And he has absolutely not been that," DraftExpress.com analyst Jonathan Givony told the Herald-Leader. "He's been very, very aggressive. And you can see that he's still kind of figuring out how to play at this level. This should be a really good experience for him long-term."
There's a possibility that Wynyard — a 6-foot-10, 260-pound prospect — could graduate high school in December and join the Wildcats midway through next season, though he told Givony this week that he's "pretty sure" he will remain in the class of 2016 and come to Lexington sometime next year instead.
That would give him more time to get his grades — and his game — in order.
Wynyard describes himself as a "banger," someone who enjoys doing the dirty work in the post, crashing the boards and setting hard screens away from the basket.
Givony said that "any college in America" would take a player like him, though Wynyard is admittedly not as athletic as many of his peers at the Hoop Summit and still has a lot to learn about the faster-paced American style.
He came to the United States in January and took recruiting visits to UK, Texas and Villanova. About a week after returning home to New Zealand, he committed to the Cats.
"I knew from day one where I wanted to go," he said this week.
Wynyard has NBA aspirations, and Coach John Calipari told him he can help get him there.
Givony has compared him to former UK center Josh Harrellson, who didn't contribute much during his first two seasons at Kentucky, then transformed into one of the key players on the 2010-11 squad that advanced to the Final Four.
Harrellson was ultimately selected in the NBA Draft and spent parts of three seasons in the league. Wynyard's upside is higher, and he still has plenty of time to achieve it.
"I think he's got a good future," Givony said. "I don't know what the expectations are at Kentucky for him. He's not Anthony Davis. He's not Nerlens Noel. He's not Karl Towns. He's not anything like that. He's probably going to stay at least a couple of years, and that might be a good thing.
"He's not the upside guy that some people are accustomed to at Kentucky. But I do think you need to have a blend of both. It's a really smart move to have him."