One of the top high school basketball players in Kentucky will play college ball in Cincinnati.
Dekeyvan “Kyky” Tandy, a consensus four-star combo guard from University Heights Academy (Hopkinsville, Ky.) announced Tuesday that he plans to play college basketball at Xavier University.
Tandy, who is set to start his senior season at UHA next month, had narrowed his options to two finalists – Xavier and Mississippi. He was once considered a potential target by Kentucky’s coaching staff but interest between the two sides waned during the summer. Current Louisville coach Chris Mack also recruited Tandy during his time at Xavier.
I am a XAVIER MUSTKETEER BABY 💙⚔️ pic.twitter.com/dpWAamf8nY
— Dekeyvan Tandy (@TandyDekeyvan) October 23, 2018
Tandy is considered to be among the favorites for the Kentucky Mr. Basketball award this year, alongside Pendleton County standout Dontaie Allen. He led UHA to the Sweet Sixteen state tournament last season as he averaged 30.5 points per game, including shooting nearly 48 percent from 3-point range.
Tandy is considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, which has him ranked as the No. 117 overall prospect in the class of 2019. 247Sports.com also has Tandy listed as a four-star prospect ranked No. 92 overall in his class.