Five-star Kris Wilkes trims list to five schools

  • 08/14/2016 3:34 pm in

One of Indiana’s top recruiting targets in the class of 2017, North Central forward Kris Wilkes, has narrowed down his recruitment from 11 schools to five.

Wilkes, a five-star prospect nationally according to the 247Composite, is now down a list that includes Indiana, Xavier, Illinois, UCLA and UConn.

The six schools eliminated from Wilkes list are Butler, Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina, Washington and Arizona. Wilkes had previously planned to take an official visit to North Carolina.

Wilkes has an official visit scheduled to UCLA in September.

The 6-foot-8 forward had a busy summer with the Indy Hoosiers, an Under Armour sponsored grassroots program. He also tried out for the USA Basketball U18 team, was a core Indiana Junior All-Star, attended Steph Curry’s camp in California and participated in the Under Armour All-America Camp in Charlotte.

Wilkes averaged 22.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a junior for North Central.

Paul Scruggs, an AAU teammate with Wilkes on the Indy Hoosiers, has four schools in common with Wilkes on his list of finalists: Indiana, Xavier, Illinois and UConn.

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