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In this interview with Five Star Basketball, Findlay Prep forward Anthony Bennett breaks down his Top 5 of Kentucky, Florida, Oregon, Washington and UNLV.
“My mom really likes [Florida and Kentucky],” he said.
One of the more intriguing things he said was that Kentucky told him they could have as many as seven scholarships available next year, “so I would have a good chance to start right away.”
Kentucky only has three players signed for 2012 — Archie Goodwin, Willie Cauley and Alex Poythress — meaning they could take as many as four players in the spring.
The Wildcats are involved with Bennett, Shabazz Muhammad, Devonta Pollard, Tony Parker and Amile Jefferson, so they could make quite a splash in the spring.
As for Florida, Bennett said the coaching staff told him they could develop his game so he can “play inside/out.”
Bennett will wait until the college season is over to decide.
“I feel like I should just take my time,” he said.
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.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.