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Wednesday / August 12.
  • Kentucky offers 2021 wing Jonathan Kuminga

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Kentucky has extended a scholarship offer to Jonathan Kuminga, the 6-foot-8 wing from Our Savior New American and the NY Rens AAU program.

    Ranked No. 4 in the 2021 ESPN 25, Kuminga visited Kentucky this week for the Arkansas game.

    “It was cool,” Kuminga said. “All [coach John Calipari] said was if you wanna come here you just gotta be ready to work hard, that’s it.”

    Said Rens coach Andy Borman: “Jonathan is a 6-8 guard with tremendous size and athleticism. He shoots the ball at a high clip from distance. He is an elite finisher in transition and on the drive. He is in a class of his own when you look at his ability to play multiple positions and score from all three levels. His upside is through the roof. He is improving daily and his work ethic is truly incredible.

    “He’s up every morning at 5:30 working on his game and on his body. He’s a hungry young man. He is already really special, but he wants to be truly great I think he is the type of young man that can play anywhere in the country.”

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    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.