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Rathan-Mayes Cuts List to 10, Plans Kentucky & Kansas Visits
Xavier Rathan-Mayes has cut his list to 10 schools and plans to visit Kentucky unofficially Friday.
“Top 10 Is Baylor, Uconn, Alabama, FSU, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Memphis, Texas, UCLA no specific order,” Rathan-Mayes tweeted.
“And will be visiting Kentucky this Friday Unofficial,” Rathan-Mayes tweetd.
The 6-4 shooting guard from Huntington Prep told SNY.tv last week that he and fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins have talked about playing together in college, possibly at Kentucky.
“Definitely,” the 6-foot-4 Rathan-Mayes of CIA Bounce told SNY.tv at Stockton College last week. “We’ve always wanted to play together since we were young and go to school together so that’s definitely a possibility.”
Rathan-Mayes also plans to visit Kansas at some point.
“I will take a visit down to Kansas, that I know,” said Rathan-Mayes told theshiver.com last week at the Peach Jam.
He just doesn’t know when that will be yet. But it’s a visit he’s looking forward to taking.
“I know Coach [Bill] Self is a great coach,” Rathan-Mayes said. “I followed Kansas a lot [last season] and watched Thomas Robinson and the point guard [Tyshawn] Taylor. They really had a great season.”
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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