According to Maurice Ford, head coach at Parker High School in Birmingham, AL, Eric Bledsoe’s list has been cut to three candidates and the Memphis Tigers are not one of them
Having spoken with Eric himself both last night and this morning, Memphis Roar was told by the 6’0″ point guard that he had sat down to cut his list but could not come to a decision. As a result, he said the decision was put on hold that that he would “take his time”.
Instead, Ford announced this morning that Bledsoe’s list now consists of UAB, Kentucky and Florida. When learning of this, MemphisRoar caught up with Bledsoe to verify the rumors. In response to a question about whether or not he had actually cut his list, Bledsoe responded, “No. I didn’t cut it.”
Last night, Eric said, “Right now the schools I’m looking at are Florida, UAB, Kentucky, Duke, Baylor, Oregon, Tennessee and Memphis.”
This raises some interesting questions with regard to how the recruitment of this highly soughtly-after guard is being run. According to Eric’s AAU coach, Ava Herndon, she did not know that his list was being cut but that “Kentucky is working real hard on [developing a strong relationship with] Ford.”
This would not be the first case in Bledsoe’s recruitment in which a decision was made only to have that decision nulled out within a short period of time due to miscommunication. In October of last year, he committed to play for Andy Kennedy at Ole Miss only to back out a short 45 minutes later.
MemphisRoar will continue to bring you updates as we clarify this breaking news.