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Ashton Hagans listed as consensus top-20 recruit in final ESPN, Rivals, and 247 Sports rankings

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Ashton Hagans is officially a member of Kentucky’s class of 2018, and the recruiting services have finalized their rankings to reflect that.

247 Sports released their final list early yesterday afternoon, with Hagans coming in as the No. 2 point guard in the nation and No. 12 overall. Vanderbilt’s Darius Garland was the only point guard in the nation ranked ahead of the newest Wildcat.

EJ Montgomery leads the Cats at No. 6 overall on 247 Sports, followed by Hagans at No. 12, Keldon Johnson at No. 18, Immanuel Quickley at No. 19, and Tyler Herro at No. 38.

Kentucky sits just behind Duke at No. 2 in the team rankings, with the Blue Devils leading the Cats 71.06 to 70.29. The average player rating for each team comes in at 99.63 for Duke and 99.37 for Kentucky.

Though he’s ranked just a hair lower at No. 13 overall, lists Hagans as the top point guard in the class, ahead of Duke’s Tre Jones, Garland, and Florida’s Andrew Nembhard, among others.

Montgomery is Kentucky’s top signee at No. 11 overall, followed by Hagans at No. 13, Johnson at No. 15, Quickley at No. 22, and Herro at No. 36.

Though they have the same number of four and five-star signees with identical player averages at 4.8, Duke sits nearly 1,000 points ahead of Kentucky in Rivals’ team rankings.

ESPN has Hagans rated the lowest out of all of the recruiting services at No. 20 overall and the No. 3 point guard in the nation behind Darius Garland and Tre Jones.

Johnson leads the Cats at No. 7 overall, followed by Montgomery at No. 14, Hagans at No. 20, Quickley at No. 25, and Herro at No. 30.

Unsurprisingly, Duke’s RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson, and Cam Reddish went 1-2-3 in the overall ratings, followed by Jones at No. 17. They hold a slight lead over the Cats in the team ratings.

We’ll see how that works out for them on Nov. 6, especially if Reid Travis joins the team this week, as expected.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 Comments for Ashton Hagans listed as consensus top-20 recruit in final ESPN, Rivals, and 247 Sports rankings

  1. Han
    7:24 pm June 18, 2018 Permalink

    We’re gonna be so loaded, especially with Travis.

    Just like ’15, returning players will keep some of the pressure off the new guys, allowing Cal to sit them when he needs to. In crunch time, he’ll have vets he can pair with anyone offering elite defending. And more guys on the roster should be capable of scoring when needed.

    Really looking forward to August and our first look at these guys against some tough competition.

    • UKinIN
      7:42 pm June 18, 2018 Permalink

      Not just like ‘15 unless the team has a player capable of being the overall number one pick in the draft and another player that’s the defensive player of the year.

  2. KYjellyRoll
    8:17 pm June 18, 2018 Permalink

    Where is anfernee Simmons expected to go?

    • BBNDan7
      8:22 pm June 18, 2018 Permalink

      He’s skipping college for the draft, he’s already eligible

    • Greatcatfan
      4:58 pm June 19, 2018 Permalink

      I thought he was playing overseas.