Three guys that could fill the hole in Kentucky’s 2020-21 roster

Kentucky’s 2020 class is pretty stacked, but there is one key piece missing, a big man. We know that recruiting is a wild world and we saw the latest example of that with Matt Haarms. Kentucky’s options were slim, but when the NCAA announced that they would be waiving standardized tests for the 2021 class, they had a few more options.

In the long run, I think Matt Haarms not choosing the Cats will be a blessing, and John Calipari will be able to get a more talented player that will fit in better.

Here are some potential candidates:

Frank Anselem

Just two weeks ago, Anselem announced his top three schools (Alabama, LSU, and Georgia). He then reclassified to the 2020 class and reopened his recruitment. Since then, Kentucky, along with many other schools, have reached out and offered the Georgia native.

According to Jake Weingarten of, Anselem heard from 20 schools this week. Word also got out that Ashton Hagans had been helping recruit Anselem to Kentucky, this being because both players are from Georgia.

From what I have been told, Anselem is the guy to watch for and the mutual interest between him and Kentucky is high.

Efton Reid III

Another highly-talented big man in the 2021 class that Kentucky is trying to get to reclassify. Reid has heard from many schools, including Kentucky, but no offer has been extended quite yet.

Reid did tell that the chances of him reclassifying are “still open.”

He is one of the best big men in the 2021 class and if Kentucky was able to pull some strings and get him to reclassify and pick the Cats, it would be huge and could complete Kentucky’s 2020 roster.

Olivier Sarr

John Currie, the athletics director at Wake Forest, announced that the players signed from 2016-18 were no longer on the team. That’s where Sarr’s name comes into play.

The 7-foot 256 pound big man was a three-star recruit in 2017, Sarr held offers from UCF, Vanderbilt, Cal, and Wake Forest before signing with the Demon Deacons in the spring of 2017.

No official announcement has been made, but if Sarr does indeed enter the transfer portal, you can bet that many schools would be reaching out to him.

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