April 9, 2007

Texas junior now showing interest in UK

Billy Gillispie laid considerable recruiting groundwork at Texas A&M prior to accepting the Kentucky coaching job. At least one of the Aggies' main 2008 targets says he would listen if Gillispie is still interested.

"I would consider it," said Steve Tchiengang, a four-star forward from Houston (Texas) Cypress Community Christian. "He started recruiting me down at A&M so I would consider it just like other schools. But I would have to see what Kentucky has to offer."

Originally from Cameroon, Tchiengang is in the process of learning about all the different college programs that are recruiting him. Kentucky was not among the schools recruiting him prior to Tubby Smith's departure, but he did learn a little about UK from another ex-coach.

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