Say what you want about Duke’s recruiting prowess, but John Calipari isn’t doing so bad at Kentucky either. Coach Cal made it clear that he wanted to add five-star power forward EJ Montgomery to his 2018 recruiting class, and on Monday morning, Calipari got his wish.

Montgomery, a 6-foot-11 power forward from Marietta, Georgia, announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky, passing up Duke, UNC, and a host of others.
“(Kentucky’s success with NBA players is) a big factor because my parents just wanted me to go to a school that I can get developed the most,” Montgomery said, according to Daniels. “Their track record with their players in the NBA shows that they’re pretty good at it.”
Montgomery was originally slated to join the Auburn Tigers, but decommitted in September after associate head coach Chuck Person was suspended following his arrest on corruption charges.

Montgomery, who committed on his official visit, was set to visit Duke and North Carolina—three schools that hosted him for unofficial visits in February.

Montgomery says he saw what he needed to see on that first visit to Lexington, and heard what he needed to hear during his most recent talk with Calipari.
“Just the coaches and their track record with their players,” he told 247Sports. “I can go get developed and be the best that I can be.”
Montgomery, who’s ranked 16th on the ESPN 100, joins Keldon Johnson, Immanuel Quickley, and Tyler Herro as the fourth top-25 recruit to commit to Kentucky.


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