Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, the #6 overall player for the 2016-2017 basketball season (according to ESPN) announced this morning on Mike and Mike that he will be attending the University of Kentucky next season!
I put together a video of the entire announcement for you to enjoy below. Coach Cal even joins in on the phone after Bam’s announcement!
If you aren’t familiar with Bam’s game, he has a similar build, athleticism, and game to Dwight Howard. Here is a Mixtape of him in action.
This announcement was first heard about last night–it kind of came out of nowhere. Until new rumors swirled around last night, he was more or less considered a lock to NC State as he is from North Carolina and is really good friends with Dennis Smith (they’ve played together since the 8th grade)… but you can never count Cal out!
So that makes four commitments for Kentucky for the 2016-2017 season in Sacha Killeya-Jones, Wenyen Gabriel, De’Aaron Fox, and now Bam Adebayo. There are still several recruits out there with UK scholarships–Malik Monk, Thon Maker, Rawle Alkins, Kobi Simmons, Marques Bolden, Jarrett Allen, Udoka Azubuike, and Michael Cage Jr. Who’s next?