On Sunday, UK offered a scholarship to Jeremiah Davis III, who is completing his ninth-grade year at Muncie (Ind.) Central High School. Gillispie saw Davis play in the same recent Akron, Ohio, basketball event that led to commitments from eighth-grader Michael Avery and ninth-grader Vinny Zollo.Davis didn’t verbally commit like the other two juveniles, but there are a number of reasons that they won't officially sign with the Wildcats -- academic issues, Gillespie’s future, the state of Kentucky basketball or the fact that they’re freakin’ freshmen in high school (or younger!) AND MIGHT CHANGE THEIR MINDS DURING THE NEXT THREE YEARS.
But don’t expect Gillispie to withdraw the offers. That would set an awfully bad precedent. We’ll just cross our fingers and hope that the trio blossoms into D-II talent.
Oh, sorry: That's Gillispie in the photo there holding up eight fingers. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. He's holding up eight fingers.