We’ve talked about it here before, but the UK offer from Coach Calipari has become a sought after, ceremonious occasion reserved for only the elite of the elite. This exclusive offer has been extended to 2013 star Kasey Hill, quite possibly the next in the line of great Cal point guards. Kasey is a 6 ft. 175 lb. ball handler out of Florida.
When Scout.com updated their 2013 rankings back in the spring, we noticed that Kasey Hill was the top ranked point guard in the nation, but only clocked in at #20 overall. He dropped in Scout’s ranking, and is only #25 overall (#4 PG) on ESPN at the moment. Rivals has him listed as a 3-star currently. These are all a tad misleading – this kid is a flat out baller, an elite point guard who has caught the eye of John Calipari. Hill is tearing it up this summer, dominating at events and wowing crowds.
Kasey had this to say (supposedly) about the offer: “I’m very excited but I’m happy I got an opportunity to play in front of all of the coaches at the game.” He then continued to re-tweet everyone who gave him support and love about receiving the UK offer all night long (follow Kasey @KjHill11). I would be excited if I were him, too. I didn’t expect 2013 guards to really get official offers from Calipari himself until after next season when he sees what his roster situation will look like. Kasey must have really impressed Cal for this to happen.
Kasey recently received offers from both Kansas and UofL, and has held offers from his home state schools of Florida and Florida State for some time, too. Florida has another resident who is buddy-buddy with Kasey and can also play a little ball – consensus top-5 2013 player Chris Walker. Wouldn’t those two be quite the combo to lift right out of Billy Donovan’s backyard?
(h/t to the young whipper snapper Alex Kline @theRecruitScoop for the info yesterday on twitter)
Semi-breaking: Calipari is currently watching Kasey Hill and the Florida Rams at the Southern Showcase as you read this (he’s joined by Donovan, Matta, and Pitino).