The Khem Birch rumors are, for now, still just rumors. Pitt is not offering a comment on the situation at this time and there are no major outlets reporting it as a done deal at the moment.
Ray Fittipaldo of the Post-Gazette also offered this about the Birch to Kentucky story via Twitter tonight:
About those Birch to Kentucky rumors, don’t count on it. A source told me Calipari had to be told who Khem Birch was tonight. FWIW.
Well, I can certainly buy the fact that this isn’t happening. It could be simply a freshman having second thoughts and doubts about thinking about leaving. But the fact that John Calipari apparently doesn’t know who Khem Birch is? Now that I’d be surprised about. Calipari is one of the best recruiters in the country, and I find it difficult to believe that he doesn’t at least know the name of all of the McDonald’s All-Americans.
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