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Kentucky to Watch Tyler Roberson in September (UPDATED)
Kentucky is pursuing Roselle (N.J.) Catholic forward Tyler Roberson and plans to come watch him at an open gym next month.
“I spoke to [assistant coach] Orlando [Antigua] on text and reached out to him today over the phone,” Roselle Catholic coach Dave Boff told SNY.tv. “They’re going to come here on the 13th or 14th. I’m not sure if Coach [John] Calipari’s coming or if it’s just going to be Orlando.
“But they’re definitely interested. They’re definitely going be in to see him a couple times this fall.”
Roberson recently announced via ZAGSBLOG that he had cut his list to 10 schools: Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Rutgers, Seton Hall, SMU, South Carolina, Syracuse and Villanova.
Kentucky has yet to offer but may do so in the near future.
“Tyler said that they spoke to him about maybe offering him once they come up to see him, so I guess they want to watch a workout before they make a final decision,” Boff said. “But it looks like they will offer him at some point here.”
Roberson has yet to plan any official visits but, in reiterating comments he made to ESPN.com, he told SNY.tv Kansas, SMU and Syracuse will receive official visits.
“I just have to set up the dates,” he said.
Roselle Catholic point guard Hakim Saintil will also take officials to LIU and East Carolina, Boff 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.
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