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Is Keith Clanton looking at a pair of schools?

Keith Clanton, Cameron Moore

Central Florida’s Keith Clanton, right, shoots in front of UAB’s Cameron Moore during the second half of a NCAA college basketball game in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/ The Birmingham News, Mark Almond) MAGS OUT


Just a couple of months after opening his doors for Julius Mays of Wright State, John Calipari may be in the market for a second transfer looking for a place to play their senior season.

Keith Clanton’s status as a college basketball free agent isn’t a secret. The 6-foot-8 forward, who is coming off of a season where he averaged 14.5 points and 8.1 boards for Central Florida, is allowed to transfer anywhere in the country without penalty, due to the sanctions levied against the Golden Knights last week.

And according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, two schools that stand out to Clanton right now:

Hearing that UCF forward Keith Clanton hasn’t yet decided if he’ll return to Knights, but if he doesn’t, heard FSU and Kentucky are options.

— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 7, 2012

Both schools could use a veteran, productive big man to provide some depth along their front line. But, as we’ve seen time and time again, if Kentucky is involved and truly interested in a player, how often does that player get away?

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.