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Two schools emerging for Fortson

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The strong play of four-star prospect Courtney Fortson continues to impress. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound point guard from Montgomery, Ala., captured another SEC offer over the weekend which has shaken up the top of his school list.
Kentucky is the latest school to offer Fortson, the No. 63 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, after watching him play in their Elite Camp.
"The camp went really well," commented Fortson. "The coaching staff said I was the best player at the camp and offered me a scholarship."
Fortson has come a long way in his recruitment from being an unknown rising senior to being a heavily recruited rising post-grad.
"I'm really happy I reclassified, and people have had the opportunity to see me," he said. "It feels good that all the hard work of going to the gym twice a day and hitting the weights is paying off."
Going into the Kentucky Elite Camp, Fortson had a top three of Florida State, Missouri and Tennessee. The Kentucky offer has now altered his top schools.
"Kentucky is a prestigious school," he said. "Rupp Arena is a great place. They told me it seats 23,000 but that they average 24,000. That's hard for me to even imagine.
"Kentucky and Tennessee are moving to the top of my list. I love Tennessee's style of play, and with Coach Gillispie at Kentucky, they are going to get up and down and play that hardnosed defense that I love.
"On Monday I visit Tennessee and hope to nail down my top two after that. I do still have visits to Cincinnati and Arkansas at the end of the month."
Courtney Fortson scouting report:
Undersized but a dynamic player, Fortson is an excellent competitor who defends and rebounds. Offensively, the lefty is fast with the ball and can finish at the rim. He shoots it well off the dribble, but does have room to improve the consistency of his outside jumper.
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