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Kentucky Offers Tyler Roberson; Kansas, Florida Home Visits Next (UPDATED)
During a visit to Roselle (N.J.) Catholic High School Tuesday night, Kentucky head coach John Calipari and assistant Orlando Antigua offered 2013 forward Tyler Roberson a scholarship.
“They did offer,” RC coach Dave Boff told SNY.tv. “They extended an offer to come down and take an official. Tyler will make that decision in the coming days as to whether or not he’s coming down there.”
The 6-foot-8 Roberson currently has officials set up to SMU, Syracuse and Kansas, but has yet to decide on the other two.
Kansas coach Bill Self will watch Roberson work out Thursday before having a home visit with him. Florida coach Billy Donovan, in town for the Brayden Carr Foundation Clinic, has a home visit Friday.
Roberson will then likely decide on his final two visits.
“He will decide his last couple visits Sunday,” Boff said.
Despite a sprained ankle, Roberson worked out last Thursday for Antigua and Kansas assistant Joe Dooley.
Kentucky is involved with several other forwards, including Marcus Lee, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle, among others.
“They explained that they recurit a handful of guys in each class,” Boff said. “The reason why it takes longer for them to offer kids is they only recruit a handful of kids each year.
“It’s a longer process for Kentucky because of the way their team is made up, because they have to make sure they get the right kids.”
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