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Ashton Hagans one of Andy Katz’s rising stars to watch

One big reason to be excited about next year’s team is having a sophomore Ashton Hagans to anchor the backcourt, and yesterday, Andy Katz put the Kentucky point guard first on his list of rising stars to watch in 2019-20.

“Hagans’ announcement that he will return to Kentucky locks in an experienced lead guard for the Wildcats. Kentucky needed a player at the point who can shepherd along another high-level recruiting class. Hagans took over the position and excelled. He had close to a 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio and will be counted on by John Calipari to be a leader.

His standout game came against Kansas when he scored a dozen points and dished out eight assists. He handed out 12 assists and scored 10 points in a four-point SEC tournament semifinal loss to Tennessee. Hagans hasn’t shied away from the big moment. He’ll have plenty of those next season.”

I’d argue North Carolina was more of a standout game for Hagans, but he definitely rose to the occasion vs. Kansas as well. Hagans struggled a bit down the stretch, but they always say college basketball players make the biggest jump from their freshman to sophomore seasons. If so, we’re in for a fun ride.

To check out the rest of Katz’s list, click here.

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8 Comments for Ashton Hagans one of Andy Katz’s rising stars to watch



  1. ScottGreene22
    2:31 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    Should be much improved next year. Like having some experienced guards come tourney time



  2. terwilliger
    2:49 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    Hope he can improve his jumpshot.



  3. addyjaxlarkin
    2:50 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    He will dominate college basketball next season. No question about it.



  4. UKBigBlueForever
    2:59 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

    Addyjaxlarkinoff did your source tell you this as well?



    • addyjaxlarkin
      3:08 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

      Wait a minute…. I thought you were my source.



    • CatfaninCinci
      5:24 pm April 29, 2019 Permalink

      Everyone knows his source is BigOlSlaterMedic!



  5. CahillsCrossingNT
    9:08 am April 30, 2019 Permalink

    I’ll sleep better at night knowing this.