Another potential addition to the 2020-21 Kentucky basketball roster has arisen. Forward Moussa Cisse, the No. 8 player in the ESPN 2021 recruiting rankings, told ESPN he is reclassifying to the 2020 class.
The 6 foot 9, 200 pound big-man will be deciding between Kentucky, Memphis, LSU, Florida State, Georgetown or Georgia. Cisse’s only official visit has been to Florida State, but he has unofficially visited Kentucky and Memphis.
Just from his interview on ESPN, Kentucky would seem like a legitimate contender to land Cisse.
“I am trying to find the best way to the NBA,” Cisse told ESPN. “I want to see how my college career will go, but if I do well, I will definitely try to make a move to the NBA.”
Although recruits in previous seasons have made such statements and gone to other schools, UK Head Coach John Calipari tracking record of getting players in the league will certainly help. With that said, Cisse told ESPN he has worked out at Memphis with Tiger players such as James Wiseman and Precious Achiuwa.
“I’ve been playing in open gyms in Memphis against top college players like James Wiseman and Precious Achiuwa and saw that I can compete against them. Playing against older and more experience players in college will speed up my development,” Cisse told ESPN.
Adding Cisse, who is known as a long, lanky shot blocker around the rim, would be yet another bonus to the UK roster, as well as insurance if Olivier Sarr is deemed ineligible by the NCAA.