Clarksville Northeast forward Alex Poythress has narrowed his list to five schools: Duke, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Florida and Memphis.
The 6-foot-8 senior is ranked as the nation's 18th overall basketball prospect by ESPN. Rivals.com ranks him 38th overall.
"It was pretty tough," Poythress said of narrowing his list. "I felt comfortable (at Kentucky). They've got nice facilities. They're one of the top programs in college basketball right now."
There have been reports that Duke may have violated an NCAA recruiting rule when Blue Devils Coach Mike Krzyzewski offered him a scholarship last month. Poythress contacted Krzyzewski after his team, the Georgia Stars, was eliminated from the Super Showcase in Orlando, Fla., and just before the Stars competed in the AAU nationals in the same city. NCAA rules prohibit contact with a recruit during AAU tournaments.
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