You don’t use one of your five official visits on Harvard if academics aren’t a big deal to you. Duke and Michigan are very prestigious academic schools. Texas ain’t bad and it’s not like you can’t get an education at Kentucky. You can have academics as a high priority while still valuing the basketball side of things.
If you think he “is starting to get a little of that in him”, you are saying he’s at least in part being a prima donna. I don’t think he deserves any labels like that and don’t see the value in saying he is. Every indication has been that he’s taking it very seriously. And it’s not like he’s naming a different favorite every other day. He cut his list to four and has not given very many indications at all about where he’s leaning. He’s about as anti-prima donna top recruit that waited this long to decide as I can remember.