The surprises continue for college basketball's 2015 signing class.
Five-star prospect Caleb Swanigan, a 6-foot-9 center from Fort Wayne, Ind., confirmed to Evan Daniels of Scout.com on Thursday that he has de-committed from Michigan State.
The news was first reported by ESPN's Jeff Goodman, referencing a source.
Kentucky was among the finalists for Swanigan's services before he announced for Tom Izzo's Spartans at last month's Nike Hoop Summit.
Swanigan's list of finalists also included Purdue and California, the two likeliest landing spots for him now, according to Scout.com's Daniels.
Swanigan’s legal guardian, Roosevelt Barnes, was a standout football player at Purdue before being drafted in 1982 and playing four seasons with the Detroit Lions.
Kentucky's frontcourt for next season is not flush with experience or numbers but boasts talent.
Incoming freshman Skal Labissiere was rated the nation's top 2015 recruit in the final rankings by Scout.com and Rivals.com. McDonald's All-Americans Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress return as veteran members of the UK frontcourt, although Lee has played limited minutes and Poythress is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee. Junior-to-be Derek Willis is also expected to contribute.