The Kentucky Wildcats need some front court help from the 2007 class. There have been many names listed as possibilities for the power forward position at Kentucky. However there have been very few candidates for the open small forward position.
AJ Stewart, a 6-foot-7 small forward is very interested in the Wildcats. "My favorites are Kentucky, Illinois, Oklahoma St, and Kansas St," said Stewart. In the past, Stewart has also listed schools like Florida and Wake Forest. "I wanted to stay closer to home, but that didn't work out," Stewart said.
So does anybody stand out among those school listed? "Kentucky and Oklahoma St," Stewart said. "You know Tubby Smith is one of the greatest coaches that has ever coached," continued Stewart.
Aside from the respect that Stewart has for the Kentucky head coach, he has another connection to the Wildcats. "Jodie Meeks and I were teammates at ABCD my first year up there," said Stewart. "He can really shoot the ball." Kentucky also has a wealth of playing time to offer at the small forward position. Senior forward Bobby Perry will move on after this season and that will leave no true small forwards on the roster. That could also play a major role in getting AJ to Lexington. "Playing time is a big factor in what school I choose," he said.
Stewart's athleticism and size make him an intriguing prospect at the small forward position what ever school he chooses. He can make the midrange shot, but he can also score in the post. "I had to play the post this summer, so I've really improved my low post game," Stewart stated. "My main strength is my athleticism and running the floor, I can beat a lot of guys down the floor," he continued.
Stewart hasn't made any official plans to visit any schools at this time. When asked about taking an official visit to Kentucky's Big Blue Madness, along with other possible recruits such as Jai Lucas and Patrick Patterson, Stewart said,"Oh yeah, I would really like to go to that."
Stewart is a four star prospect according to Scout.com. He's currently rated among the top 100 players nationally.
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