Jake Weingarten, of Stockrisers, is reporting that head coach John Calipari will have an in-home visit today with five star prospect Matthew Hurt.
Kentucky’s John Calipari will conduct an in-home visit today with major five-star senior target Matthew Hurt, a source told @Stockrisers. Once again, a major target for UK.
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) April 14, 2019
Hurt is a 6’8 forward from Rochester, Minnesota. The almost 19 year old is a consensus top ten player in the class of 2019 and is rated as the #2 PF.
It is widely speculated that the decision is down to either Duke, Kentucky or Kansas. Currently, his Crystal Ball has Duke as the favorite with 64% of the guesses.
When on KSR earlier this week, Evan Daniels said that his pick of Duke was not because he had heard something that “guaranteed” it to happen and was strictly a guess. Most experts seem to be taking the same mentality with the Minnesota native.
If Kentucky is the choice when he makes his college decision in a few days, the Cats will pick up only the second player in program history from the state of Minnesota. Obviously the first is Reid Travis, but who knew the state of Minnesota was turning into a feeding ground of college basketball stars.
Hurt would fill a massive need on next season’s team. While the guard play has a potential to be really good, the front court is not as deep and will rely heavily on the advancement in the game of both EJ Montgomery and Nick Richards.
You can watch Hurt work below:
Be sure to follow KSR’s recruiting expert Jack Pilgrim on Twitter. He has been following this recruitment closely and routinely will post both site and social media updates.