John Calipari has his point guard for next season. It will be the same point guard he had from this past season, a rarity for Calipari at Kentucky.
As you probably know by now, that returning point guard is Ashton Hagans, the SEC’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year, who announced his plans to return to school Tuesday evening.
“We had a great season this year but I want more,” Hagans said, via a release from UK. “I know I’ve only scratched the surface with my game and there’s so much more I want to accomplish at Kentucky. Coach Cal and the staff have challenged me since day one, and I know with another season at UK we can chase some special things with the same mindset. I can’t wait to get back to work with my brothers.”
Coach Cal met with Hagans on Tuesday and the two decided it would be best for Hagans to come back to school to further develop his game, rather than testing the NBA waters.
“I had a great meeting with Ashton,” said Calipari. “He had a wonderful season but he’s not satisfied. He said his desire was to come back and continue to grow and do some special things at Kentucky. That’s all I needed to hear. He’s ready for the challenge, and I’m all in with him.”