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Kentucky Basketball, 5-Star Recruit Jalen Green Part Ways

Recruit Jalen Green skies for a dunk at the SLAM Summer Classic in New York.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 18: Jalen Green #14 of Team Zion dunks prior to the game against Team Jimma during the SLAM Summer Classic 2019 at Dyckman Park on August 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

After landing two major commitments for its 2020 recruiting class, the Kentucky Wildcats have decided to shift their focus toward other top recruits. In the process, John Calipari and his coaching staff are no longer pursuing five-star guard Jalen Green.

On Saturday, the Wildcats won the sweepstakes for five-star guard Terrence Clarke, who has decided to reclassify to 2020. This came shortly after Lance Ware announced that he's joining the SEC powerhouse.

Since Kentucky already has commitments from a pair of five-star guards, Green will consider other options.

According to college basketball insider Adam Zagoria, the Wildcats and Green have mutually parted ways. It's pretty apparent that it's because of the recent additions to Kentucky's recruiting class.

Green has cancelled his official visit to Kentucky, which was scheduled for October.

The schools that remain in the hunt for Green are Auburn, Florida State, Kansas, Memphis and Oregon.

247Sports ranks Jalen Green as the No. 3 overall recruit and No. 2 combo guard in his class. It'd most likely be tough for him to coexist alongside five-star recruits Terrence Clarke and BJ Boston Jr.

As for Kentucky, the program has the best recruiting class in the country by a solid margin at the moment. Calipari has commitments from four standout prospects, and it's possible he'll gain more this fall.