3 Edrice Adebayo

Position
Forward
Class
FR
Hometown (Last School)
Little Washington, N.C. (High Point Christian Academy)
Ht
6'10"
Wt
260
Current Team
UK

HIGH SCHOOL

Named a McDonald’s All-American and participated in the Jordan Brand Classic game … Tabbed to the second team of the All-USA Boys Basketball Team … McDonald’s All-American Game Morgan Wootten Player of the Year finalist … Made the Naismith All-America Second Team … Tabbed the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year … Joins Kentucky out of High Point Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina, where he averaged 18.9 points and 13.0 rebounds his senior season … He led High Point Christian Academy to an appearance in the state title game … Ranked in the top 10 by ESPN (No. 5) and Rivals (No. 7) … Scout (No. 11) and 247Sports (No. 12) tabbed him as a top-15 prospect in the 2016 class … Ranked No. 8 overall in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index … Has USA Basketball experience and was named a MaxPreps All-American in 2013 … An honor-roll student … Also was a member of the poetry club … Was a member of the Kids Hoops service project.

PERSONAL

Born July 18, 1997, in Newark, New Jersey … He is the son of Mariyln Blount and John Adebayo … His definition of a true hero is Martin Luther King Jr. … One thing most people don’t know about him is his love for Katy Perry … He chose his jersey number as a nod to his younger “brother” Jabari … The most influential person in his life is his mother … Chose Kentucky over NC State, Auburn and Kansas.

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Walter Cornett, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.