And then there were six.
Four-star 2018 wing Saddiq Bey announced his top six schools on Saturday night, and, as expected, Northwestern made the cut.
The No. 102 player in the nation, the 6-foot-6 Bey will choose from among Miami, Northwestern, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Princeton and Xavier. He selected those half-dozen finalists from an offer list that numbered 27.
WildcatReport reported last week that Bey, from Washington (D.C.) Sidwell Friends, would have Northwestern on his short list. He has yet to visit NU but figures to take an official in the coming months.
Bey averaged 13.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game to lead his DC Premier AAU team in both categories during the Under Armour Association schedule this spring and summer. He shot 52 percent from the floor and 44 percent from beyond the arc over 17 games.
Bey told WildcatReport last week that he's "looking for a good balance between school and basketball, a place that will develop me as a player. I also want to make sure that I'm a priority for them and that I'll be able to make an impact."
Northwestern already has a pair of Rivals150 commitments in four-stars Jordan Lathon and Pete Nance. Bey is one of the prospects the Wildcats are aggressively pursuing for their final two scholarship slots.