John Calipari made his next stop on the recruiting trail this morning. He attended an Adidas event in Indianapolis. There, he, alongside Roy Williams, Bill Self and Chris Mack, watched 2019 recruits Matthew Hurt and Zeke Nnaji. The two are AAU teammates on the team D1 Minnesota.
Here are the rankings on Hurt:
Power Forward | 6-9 | 200 lbs.
Rochester, MN | John Marshall
AAU: D1 Minnesota
|ESPN||No. 5 | 2 PF||Top247||No. 4 | 2 PF|
|Rivals||No. 5 | 3 PF||247 Comp.||No. 4 | 2 PF|
Hurt currently does hold an offer from Kentucky and was visited by Calipari on April 6th. In an interview earlier this month with Adam Zagoria, the 18-year-old said about Kentucky:
“Kentucky,the way I could develop there is pretty special. They said they need guys that can shoot the ball and that’s why they’re recruiting me. They said I could fit well in their program, too.”
You can check out his entire interview with Zagoria by clicking here. He gives his opinion on all of the schools that are currently recruiting him.
Currently, his Crystal Ball has 50% to Kansas, 30% to Minnesota, 10% to UNC and 10% as “Cloudy.” Watch Hurt’s latest mixtape:
You can also watch Hurt go up against future UK point guard Immanuel Quickley here:
Nnaji currently doesn’t hold an offer from the Cats, but as a teammate of a five-star, you never know what might happen. Currently, Nnaji’s best offer is probably Baylor and Wisconsin, while his Crystal Ball has Wisconsin at 100%. You can watch him work below as well: