Whitehead still recruiting Wildcats

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The NBPA Top 100 Camp got under way Thursday at the University of Virginia, and while UK head coach John Calipari recruits the highest level of talent in high school basketball, only a handful of recruits at John Paul Jones Arena have actually received a scholarship offer from the Wildcat boss.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The NBPA Top 100 Camp got under way Thursday at the University of Virginia, and while UK head coach John Calipari recruits the highest level of talent in high school basketball, only a handful of recruits at John Paul Jones Arena have actually received a scholarship offer from the Wildcat boss.

One of those players still trying to grab Kentucky's attention is New York guard Isaiah Whitehead. The 6-foot-4 combo man from Lincoln High School had an impressive opening session at the camp, earning player of the game honors in his team's first matchup.

Scout's No. 43 prospect in the class of 2014 says his recruiting process is likely to heat up this summer, but the UK staff has not shown a great deal of movement to this point.

"They haven't contacted me in over a month," said Whitehead, who quickly added that he hasn't lost hope.

What if the Cats saw something that swayed them this summer?

"Definitely," he said "Kentucky is a great program. They have great players every year and, of course, a great coaching staff."

Whitehead will now shift his attention this summer to three schools, including UK's arch-rival, Louisville.

"They are recruiting me the hardest, along with Syracuse and St. Johns," he said. "I'm going to probably go to Louisville, and back to Syracuse (for visits). St. Johns is in my backyard so I'm sure I'll visit there too."

Whitehead is planning to take his official visits at the conclusion of the July live period.


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