Walker Kessler is only entering his sophomore year of high school, but is already emerging as a big-time basketball recruit.
Kessler is a 6-foot-10 power forward with three-point range, and is emerging as one of the top recruits in the class of 2020.
While it is too early for rankings for most of that class, the Georgia native is probably a fair bet to be a blue-chip recruit when they roll around.
He is a Georgia legacy—his father Chad Kessler played for the Bulldogs from 1984-1987 before a brief NBA stint—but the SEC’s biggest program is also after him.
Kessler visited Kentucky on Tuesday.
BJ Boston and Walker Kessler, quite possibly two best 2020 hoops prospects in Georgia, visited Kentucky today. #BBN
— Dan McDonald (@DMcDonaldRivals) August 2, 2017
2020 post Walker Kessler of Woodward Academy (GA) was on campus at Kentucky today pic.twitter.com/FM3f90Wa5t
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) August 2, 2017
He spoke to Rivals about that visit, and being recruited by a school like UK:
“They asked me to come up for a visit. I mean it is Kentucky, one of the biggest basketball schools there is.”
He is also drawing interest from Auburn, Georgia, and Vanderbilt, and that list is sure to grow as his recruiting cycle picks up.