Ashton Hagans is headed to the Minnesota Timberwolves to team up with Karl-Anthony Towns.
After going undrafted during Wednesday evening’s NBA Draft, the 6-foot-3 guard out of Cartersville, GA agreed to a two-way contract with the Timberwolves to become the fourth former Wildcat to find his professional home.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 19, 2020
Hagans joins Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia), Immanuel Quickley (New York), and Nick Richards (Charlotte) as former Wildcats to join new teams.
E.J. Montgomery and Kahlil Whitney are still available as free agents among former Kentucky players after going undrafted.
Following a successful freshman campaign at Kentucky, Hagans improved in a number of major offensive areas in year two, averaging career highs in points (11.5 per game) and assists (6.4 per game). He also upped his rebounding average (3.9 per game) and his steals numbers (1.9 per game). Leading the team with 58 steals and posting a team high in steals in 20 games, the former five-star prospect was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Defensive Team for the second season in a row and was one of four Naismith Defensive Player of the Year finalists.
As a passer, Hagans’ 6.37 assist average ranks fourth in single-season school history, with the sophomore guard finishing the season ranked 16th nationally in assists per game and first in the SEC. He ranked third in the SEC in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.85), posted at least three assists in every game he played and five or more in all but seven games played, and led the team with 191 assists and paced the Wildcats in assists in all but five games.