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UK in the mix with Stephenson??

Posted by ibleedblue040 on June 11, 2008

News broke a few minutes ago that top 10 2009 guard Lance Stephenson has added Kentucky to his final three schools and taken USC off in the midst of their recruiting scandal involving star guard OJ Mayo. Stephenson, according to his AAU coach, is down to Kansas, UCLA, and now Kentucky. All of this talk is stemming from this blog, run by New York basketball guru Adam Zagoria.

Ever since a report surfaced recently that Brooklyn Lincoln junior Lance Stephenson had cut his list to UCLA, USC and Kansas, not much more has been heard on the subject.

Yet Lamont Halsey, the AAU coach for Dexter Strickland and a friend of the Stephenson family, says Stephenson’s list actually now includes Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA, with USC having been eliminated in the wake of the O.J. Mayo recruiting scandal.

“There were four schools, UCLA, Kansas, Kentucky and USC but USC is out of the mix because of O.J. Mayo,” Halsey said Wednesday by phone. “Lance is going to UCLA for a team camp at the end of next week. He’ll take one visit to Kansas and one to Kentucky. They’re more or less looking for a program with a lot of tradition that’s not caught up in any scandal, an institution with a clean slate.”

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