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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: 8 teams that should target former 5-star Kentucky commit Boogie Fland

Stepinac's Boogie Fland (1) drives to the basket against St. Raymonds during CHSAA basketball action
Stepinac's Boogie Fland (1) drives to the basket against St. Raymonds during CHSAA basketball action / Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News / USA
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The offseason NCAA Basketball coaching carousel has changed things for hundreds of players, both currently in college and among the high school senior class. One of them is Boogie Fland. a 6'3 point guard from New York who is a consensus 5-star prospect in the 2024 class.

Fland originally committed to the Kentucky Wildcats but things have changed, as head coach John Calipari decided to pick Arkansas. A number of players have de-committed since, including Fland, making him one of the top free agents available.

There's always a chance that Fland will sign up for new Coach Mark Pope. If he doesn't, here's a list of options that could be newly viable for the five-star prospect.

Arkansas Razorbacks

One obvious choice for Fland is too simply follow Coach Calipari over to Arkansas, another program with plenty of resources and a history of winning. There's only one commit on the roster right now, Kentucky transfer. Zvonimir Ivisic.

As of now, Fland would be the starting point guard with the Razorbacks, unless they added a veteran who is a big-time commit later on. We'd have to see how the roster works out but again, Fland is familiar with Calipari, which is all that matters.

Louisville Cardinals

If he wanted to stay in the state of Kentucky, the Cardinals are now much more viable when they were a few months ago. They fired Kenny Payne (who is now at Arkansas) and hired Pat Kelsey, who went to multiple NCAA Tournaments at the College of Charleston.

On a completely new roster, Coach Kelsey has landed five commits, including former Sun Belt Player of the Year, Terrence Edwards Jr. The only ball-handler on the team is Reyne Smith, who followed his coach over from Charleston. Bland would have the chance to start at Louisville and play a role in the team's rebuilding efforts.