Kenneth Wooten

Five recruiting four-star 2017 post Kenneth Wooten hardest

LAS VEGAS - Kenneth Wooten isn't far from a decision. Who is recruiting the four-star prospect as he gets closer to choosing a college?

One of the top unsigned prospects nationally is Kenneth Wooten, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound 2017 post out of Las Vegas Trinity.

Wooten is long and athletic and will be able to defend both the four and five next level, while his motor and skill set have gradually improved throughout high school.

The four-star prospect recently transferred from Manteca (Calif.) to Trinity, where he’ll sit out this season due to a rule in Nevada preventing fifth year guys from playing. On Thursday at the Tarkanian Classic, Wooten watched his squad from the bench.

“I’m just training right now,” Wooten said. “I’m shooting the ball really well and my ball handling has improved.”

Recruiting has been steady for Wooten, who listed five programs recruiting him the hardest in Kansas, Arizona State, California, Arkansas and Oregon.

He broke down what he likes about each of them.

Kansas: “That’s a great program. You can’t go wrong with Kansas.”

Arizona State: “I like where they’re located; my dad was actually born in Arizona. I like them.”

Cal: “They’re close to home and I like Berkeley. That’s one of the first schools I visited.”

Arkansas: “They’re in Vegas to see me and I know they like what I can provide. They offer a lot of good things I can do there.”

Oregon: “I grew up rooting for them and my dad always liked Oregon. I just think it’s a good fit for me.”

Right now Wooten doesn’t have any preferences between those programs.

“Honestly they all stand out but none of them stand out more than the other,” he said. “I’m not closed minded to anyone else though; I’m still open.”

Wooten doesn’t plan on taking long before making a decision.

“I still haven’t set up any visits but I plan on taking them pretty soon,” he said. “I still need to figure out how many unofficials and officials I want to take.

“I want to decide either this month or next month. That’s my goal.”

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