The sweepstakes for five-star recruit Jaden McDaniels is down to a two-team race. The McDonald’s All-American is one of the few remaining stars left from his class that is undecided.
McDaniels is the No. 8 overall recruit and the top option at his position from the 2020 class, per 247Sports.
Rumors were floating around about McDaniels making his final decision, but those aren’t true. The Federal Way product still hasn’t announced where he’ll play college hoops.
According to Evan Daniels of 247Sports, the only teams left battling for McDaniels are Kentucky and Washington.
The majority of scouts and experts believe McDaniels is leaning toward Kentucky, but nothing is official as of now.
Jaden McDaniels tells @247Sports he has NOT signed a Letter of Intent, despite rumors that he has.
Washington & Kentucky battling for the five-star talent.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 14, 2019
Most predictions have the Wildcats landing McDaniels, who would elevate the best recruiting class in the country. Last week, John Calipari received a commitment from four-star forward Johnny Juzang.
Kentucky holds commitments from multiple five-star recruits, yet McDaniels would be the highest-ranked freshman of the group.
As for the Huskies, adding McDaniels would give head coach Mike Hopkins his second five-star recruit for next season. Washington made the NCAA Tournament this past season and have shown signs of improvement under Hopkins.
Stay tuned to find out where McDaniels will play college basketball.