Hunter Sallis — one of the top playmakers in high school basketball — landed a scholarship offer from Kentucky on Friday night.
The UK offer was no surprise. Sallis — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Nebraska — had been on the Wildcats’ recruiting radar for a while, and Kentucky should vault into the top tier of his recruitment with Friday’s development. Rivals.com recently pegged North Carolina and Kansas as the top two contenders for Sallis, who is ranked by that recruiting service as the No. 11 overall player in the class of 2021.
He has the potential to end the 2021 cycle as the top-ranked point guard in the country. That spot is currently occupied by former Kentucky target Kennedy Chandler, who announced his commitment to Tennessee last week.