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Kentucky head coach John Calipari offered a scholarship to 6-foot-9 forward Marcus Lee during the home visit Sunday night and Calipari will meet Tuesday with forward Tyler Roberson in New Jersey.
Lee, out of Antioch (Calif.) Deer Valley, had previously cut his list to Kentucky, Louisville and Cal, and will visit Kentucky Oct. 12 for Big Blue Madness.
“It’s just unbelievable how far this recruitment has come in the last year,” Lee’s brother, Brian Lee, told SNY.tv. “To go from low mid-majors to Kentucky is surreal. Marcus is still trying to wrap his head around what’s happening, but he’s very excited. They definitely solidified why they were in his top 3 with this visit.”
Calipari will be in New Jersey Tuesday for an 8 p.m. meeting with the 6-8 Roberson out of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, RC coach Dave Boff told SNY.tv.
SMU coach Larry Brown will meet with Roberson at 4.
“I hope that [Kentucky] will [offer him],” Boff told SNY.tv last week. “My feeling is that when schools are around this late in the game, there’s normally an offer at some point. But nothing’s been promised to us that there will be an offer.”
Asked if he was expecting an offer, Roberson said, “Hopefully.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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