Kobi Simmons is a five-star guard in the 2016 college basketball recruiting class and there are only three schools left in the race to bring him on board. He took to his personal Twitter account with a nice picture to show which three teams he is still considering committing to for next season.
At this point in time, the wide expectation is that Simmons will commit to Kentucky and join John Calipari. He hasn’t made up his mind quite yet, but according to 247 Sports’ crystal ball he is at 45 percent towards Kentucky with Ohio State coming in second at 25 percent and UNLV in last at 20 percent.
Simmons is the type of player that can completely change a basketball program around. He stands in at 6-foot-4 with excellent length and athleticism and has the ability to score the basketball in bunches while also play solid defense.
Last season as a junior at St. Francis High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, Simmons averaged 21.2 points, 4.2 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. He shot 54 percent from the floor overall and knocked in 40 percent of his three-point attempts.
Those numbers show why Ohio State, UNLV and Kentucky are battling so hard over him.
All of that being said, Simmons will likely make his decision in the fairly near future and it will more than likely be to join Kentucky and help continue their track record of recruiting dominance.
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