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BOOM, Ashton Hagans picks Kentucky

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Todd Burandt | adidas

I hope you folks aren’t sleeping in because for the second straight morning the Cats landed a five-star player from Georgia.

Evan Daniels once again broke the news and this time it’s Ashton Hagans. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound 2019 point guard will almost certainly move to the class of 2018 and be on UK’s roster next season. It’s unclear when that move will be made official, but the Cats just landed one of the most athletic players in all of high school basketball.

I’m currently doing my radio on Big X Sports Radio in Louisville (call 563-999-3250 to listen) but Kentucky Sports Radio will have plenty more coverage of Hagans commitment to UK.


Article written by TJ Walker

39 Comments for BOOM, Ashton Hagans picks Kentucky

  1. HashtagNoseWhistle
    8:36 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Dang. Next season looking to be very exciting

  2. ukcats7
    8:37 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Reclassify! First?

  3. buckmoney
    8:37 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Yea boi!

  4. buckmoney
    8:37 am April 10, 2018 Permalink


  5. HarlanMan
    8:40 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Next season could be special! Go Cats!??

  6. ClutchCargo
    8:40 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Man, Wednesday is going to be the day that sucks this week. What can we possibly have to look forward to? Ha!

    • secrick
      8:46 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      Will Green stay now that this kid is coming? I sure hope so.

    • BPatte
      8:55 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      Look out now!! Great talent going to help the Cats next year.

  7. Kat4Life
    8:50 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Ohhhhhhh boy……. it’s on now !!

    • UK Big Board Update
      10:33 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      KYFAN4LYFE April 7, 2018 at 1:42 pm | Permalink | Reply
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      Oh, so Hagans is just a “UK target” now? Someone on the KSR staff needs to inform Jack Pilgrim then, as he seems to think Hagans has already reclassified to 2018 AND committed to UK.

    • UK Big Board Update
      10:35 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      Some of our fans are hilarious!

      I’m stoked!

  8. CatManDo
    8:50 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    That Cats – Duke game is going to be AWESOME!

    • Kat4Life
      8:59 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      That game is in Indianapolis, close enough to get there

    • ukjaybrat
      9:11 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      and we are going to destroy them. this team will be shooting out of the gate with their summer practice time ahead of that game. will be duke’s 2nd game i think. not much time to practice. and coach krayxdcbnasdf sucks at molding 1ADs as is. they won’t be ready

  9. Mathlete
    8:55 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Not a lot of flash and drama from our newest players, I like it. Next year is going to be fun!!

  10. Jiminy Crickets
    8:59 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Remember 1 week ago how we were celebrating bring back “A ton of veteran talent”? Now we’re likely, again starting 4 freshmen

    • ukjaybrat
      9:04 am April 10, 2018 Permalink


      hagans, green, johnson, pj, montgomery

      3 fresh and 2 soph (assuming green stays of course)
      if green leaves, then yeah, probably quickley starts and we get the 4 fresh. but i don’t think green is going anywhere

    • UK Big Board Update
      9:17 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      You have been super happy the last few days….

      We have PJ Washington, Quade Green, Jarred Vanderbilt, Wenyen Gabriel, Nick Richards and probably Diallo coming back…. and you’re over here crying about getting both EJ Montgomery and the #1 PG in the country Ashton Hagans?

      You’re either a troll, or the most miserable person on the planet. Pick one.


    • Jiminy, I can’t quite figure out if you’re a UL troll. If you’re not, you seem like a very negative person. Just celebrate man! Yeah, we may have more departures, but don’t worry about it until it happens!

    • And I wasn’t trying to echo Big Board. I didn’t read his reply until after I posted. Anyway, just be happy with the talent coming in until we know otherwise!

    • And besides, have you forgotten the platooning we did in 14-15? That could work again. We’ll have to see how it all shakes out. “That’s all I have to say about that.”

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:46 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      Lol I know you weren’t, Pat. It’d be a shame to actually admit you agree with a pro-LGBT/evolution/liberal, right..? 😉

  11. JTHinton
    9:00 am April 10, 2018 Permalink



  12. blzns2
    9:01 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    GOOOOOOOOOOD Morning BBN!!!!!
    Always trust Cal when it comes to recruiting and getting us to be competitive come March. Only sad thing is now we have to wait 6 months to see them in action.

    • ukjaybrat
      9:09 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      nah. just 4 months. summer trip this year

    • JTHinton
      9:28 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      Great recruiting class, experience, summer trip, this is like a repeat of 14-15

    • Catuary
      9:54 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      I hope it’s not a repeat of 2014-15. I want to see us hang #9! But yeah, minus one game, 2014-15 was as good as it gets. I’ll never forget the first half of the UCLA game in Chicago.

  13. JTHinton
    9:02 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Hey TJ, if you’re reading this, I just wanted to thank you for calling the LouCity games this past year! While I know we are in good hands with Kevin, you will be missed. Go City!

  14. Smyrna_Cat
    9:28 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Whomp, there it is!! Nice!!!!

  15. Robkycats54
    9:32 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    So the starting lineup will be drum roll…………

    PG- I think to start the season Quade
    SG- Diallo
    SF- Wenyen Gabriel

    THERE YOU have it…. if Diallo doesn’t returns then slide Hero in at the 2

    But the last 6 of minutes of the game will be
    PG- Hagan
    SG- Green
    SF- Johnson
    Pf- PJ Washington
    C- Jared Vando really the best rebounder on the team/Country

    Next season shall be fun, the sleeper out/ X factor Will be Jermarl Baker, I think we win the Championship if he is healthy this past one with his shooting prowess…. Good luck beating us this year

    • ukjaybrat
      9:37 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      it’s hard to argue sinc ewe haven’t seen any of these freshman play yes, but i like my starting 5 even at the beginning of the year:

      hagans, green/quickley, johnson, pj, montgomery
      depending on if green stays or not

    • UK Big Board Update
      9:38 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      Poor Immanuel Quickley…. 🙁

    • ukjaybrat
      9:42 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      remember when Matt got mad that everyone was upset his “Big News” was ONLY that the #1 PG in the country committed?

      then he fell to like 12th overall and #3PG. and now he’s probably coming off the bench. That really sucks for him and hopefully he proves he’s better than some stupid numbers tell us.

    10:08 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Hagans/Quickley/Johnson/PJ/Montgomery (Cal likes D so I took out Quade and they consider these freshmen dogs, which they are. Then you have our 3 point specialist lineup: Quade/Herro/Baker/Gabriel/Vanderbilt. Hami and Richards round out the roster rotation. ***this is assuming Gabriel, Vanderbilt, Washington and Hami staying. I still think a Hami leaves bc he already had in his head he was staying 1 year.

    • Robkycats54
      10:22 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

      You really think Cal is going to 4 freshman over all those guys returning, it’s possible but I just dont see those vets on the bench there a possibility of 11 guys starting assuming diallo returns, I just cant see 4 of those guys starting maybe 2/3 but not 4….. Cal is loyal to his vets. I COULD EVEN SEE HAGANS/JOHNSON/Montgomery start, but I could see all coming off the pine, this season should be fun

  17. Robkycats54
    10:15 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Our bench is loaded

    Pg- hagans
    Sg- herro
    Sf- Johnson
    Pf- Vanderbilt
    C – Nick Richards don’t count him out from starting he will be stronger/smarter a yr of experience under his belt and not afraid of the bright lights I believe his upside is the best on the team…..

    This is a top 10 team in the country and even maybe our starting lineup & I’m talking bench lol This roster is stack Honestly I can’t wait for the Bahamas trip and guys battling each other

      3:51 pm April 10, 2018 Permalink

      Exactly it’s a wonderful asset to have. I won’t even call it a problem. I think we’re going to like this team if everyone we assuming is staying. And Herro is the sleeper/x factor. Reminds me of Monk but can play the 1. But Cal has to promise us he has shooters and the best ft shooters out there when it’s all said and done

  18. CATandMONKEY
    10:24 am April 10, 2018 Permalink

    Cal is getting SO embarrassed by Coach K. in recruiting.

    Sarcasm off.