It was no real surprise that Las Vegas 6-11 center Stephen Zimmerman kept Kentucky on his list of schools when he narrowed his choices to eight earlier this week.
Zimmerman, one of the nation’s top juniors, announced on Twitter that his final eight schools were Kansas, North Carolina, UNLV, Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, UCLA and Arizona, in no particular order. He also thanked schools that have expressed interest in him.
Scout.com ranks Zimmerman as the fifth best overall player in the 2015 class.
Earlier Zimmerman and his mother both noted not to read anything into his playing AAU with a team out of California this year that often has sent players to Arizona. In fact, one source indicated that UK coach John Calipari gave his total blessing for Zimmerman to play on the team and encouraged him to do so to improve his game.