Adam Zagoria published an article today on his site, Zagsblog.com that releases Bennett’s new list. That list is UNLV, Florida, Kentucky, and Oregon. Washington is no longer in the mix.
This comes as no surprise to anyone that has been following the recruitment of Bennett. He has seemingly favored the SEC schools for the last few months; Florida and Kentucky. One of these two schools is where many think Bennett will ultimately land.
As for the other two schools on his list, each has a reason to be around. UNLV is the school in town. They have shown a lot of support for him at his high school games and that has helped UNLV stay in the mix. Oregon is the destination of his teammate and close friend Domonic Artis.
Washington didn’t have any extra connection to Bennett and ultimately that pushed them off the list. Zagoria also reports that he will eliminate another school in the next week and that he plans to only visit three schools and then decide.
Bennett wasn’t a typical big man and did not want to play back to the basket. He mainly wanted to play the 3 in college and be given the green light to shoot from behind the arch. UW may be reamed by fans for missing on another big man but for Bennett he is more of a hybrid forward.