According to a source close to the situation, the Oak Hill Academy (Va.) 6-foot-4 shooting guard, who was released from his letter from Michigan earlier this month, will sign on Tuesday with the Wildcats.Matt Jones had an interview up early this evening.
"It's a done deal," said the source.
This is important for Kentucky for a multitude of reasons.
One of the major knocks on former Kentucky coach Tubby Smith was his inability to land high-profile recruits. Legion, who is from Michigan, is ranked No. 33 in the country by Scout.com.
Legion had committed to Michigan on two separate occasions, but he decided that he didn't fit into new Wolverines coach John Beilein's system and received recent interest from the likes of UConn, Kansas and UCLA.
Legion visited Lexington this past weekend and evidently came away impressed.
Kentucky will lose starting guards Ramel Bradley and Joe Crawford after next season and Legion will likely move right into Crawford's spot on the wing.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Alex Legion to sign with UK?
Jeff Goodman is reporting that Alex Legion will sign with the University of Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday.