Five-star guard Keyonte George of Lewisville, Texas, has cut his list of colleges down to five schools. Four Big 12 squads and an SEC school made the cut.
George announced on Thursday morning that he would be choosing between Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas, Kansas and Kentucky to play his college ball. George is the sixth-ranked player in the class of 2022, according to 247sports.com, and recruiting expert Travis Branham predicted George would turn pro for his gap year between high school and potentially entering the NBA Draft.
5️⃣ pic.twitter.com/N5vqcfBoSJ— UNO (@Keyontekg1) May 20, 2021
After spending his first two years of high school at Lewisville, George transferred to the iSchool of Lewisville last year to play a tougher schedule. Former Dallas Kimball point guard Arterio Morris is transferring to the iSchool of Lewisville to play his final year of high school ball alongside George. The four-star guard also named his top-five schools on Thursday morning and included Texas and Kansas, along with Georgia, Oregon and Florida. If George and Morris plan on teaming up past high school, Texas and Kansas seem to be the two options.
George is a sweet-shooting 6-4 guard that can score at all three levels and create his own shot with an above-average handle. When he puts in the effort on the defensive end, George’s length and athleticism have proven to be highly disruptive for opposing teams. His skill on the offensive end is what makes him such a dangerous player though. George projects as a one-and-done lottery pick who will be expected to shoulder a large scoring load in college.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton has proved to be an excellent recruiter primarily through building good relationships with recruits and their families. After landing five-star guard Cade Cunningham, Boynton added a former five-star recruit through the transfer portal in former Kansas Jayhawk and Tulsa native Bryce Thompson. George could make it three five-star guards in three years for Boynton. Overcoming Texas and new Longhorn coach Chris Beard won’t be easy, especially if George plans on playing with Morris in college. Check out some of George’s highlights below.
4 the ville✊ @itsjlitt pic.twitter.com/nW5d8FVnhB— UNO (@Keyontekg1) January 14, 2019