According to The Clarion-Ledger, Kentucky is one of the several schools in the mix for JUCO forward Devonta Pollard. Pollard was a 5-star recruit out of high school and played for Alabama for one year where he averaged just 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. He left Alabama for East Mississippi Community College after his mom was arrested for kidnapping and Davonta was charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Expert from article by John Tatty:
It didn’t get much easier from there. With his mother unwilling to absolve him of his role in the kidnapping, Pollard was ultimately forced to testify against his mother to avoid potential prison time. In exchange for testifying against his mother, Pollard will avoid prosecution if he stays out of trouble for the next two years. His mother was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
While his family’s legal issues played out very publicly, Pollard was still trying to keep his basketball dreams alive. After leaving Alabama, he landed at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba. It wasn’t the easiest transition for him, but he worked hard on the basketball court to forget everything going on in his personal life.
Pollard averaged 12 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last season for East Mississippi while playing in 27 games.
The 6’8″ forward from De Calb, MS. also has interested from Missouri, Louisiana Tech and Troy. He has not set up any visits yet.
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