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Kentucky recruit Hunter Sallis makes SportsCenter Top 10

Photo: USA Basketball

Photo: USA Basketball

Kentucky recruit Hunter Sallis is considered one of the top prospects in all of high school basketball, and for good reason. Known for his quickness, pure scoring ability and size, the five-star guard comes in ranked as high as No. 6 in the nation in both Rivals’ and 247Sports’ updated recruiting rankings.

And if he keeps doing what he did last night, his ranking may go up even further.

In a blowout 95-46 victory, the Kentucky target finished with a smooth 21 points, including a steal and dunk that landed him on the SportsCenter Top 10.

In the show’s list of top highlights from the evening, Sallis’ breakaway windmill slam came in at No. 10 overall.

Take a look:

Sallis, a 6-foot-5 guard out of Omaha, Neb., cut his list down to eight back in November, leaving Kentucky, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Iowa State, Kansas, UCLA, Creighton and Oregon as remaining finalists.

Back in October, Sallis told KSR that a handful of programs were prioritizing him the most at this point in time, headlined by Kentucky.

“I feel like Kentucky is one of them, Gonzaga, Iowa State, Oregon, North Carolina really is, Kansas, and there are a couple more,” Sallis told KSR. “Those are the schools that are showing them they really want me and they have a really big interest in me.”

In particular, the 6-foot-5 guard is intrigued by UK’s versatile system that allows its guards to play both on- and off-ball.

“I could see myself playing both [guard positions], especially in a system like Kentucky,” Sallis said. “We’ve been watching, there’s not really one designated point guard, one of the guards just gets the ball and they just run. That’s a system I feel like I could fit in well because I could have the ball and I could also be without it. Coach Joel [Justus] told me those are the types of guards that they recruit, the really versatile ones. I feel like it’s a good fit.”

With the early signing period now in the rearview mirror, Sallis has now turned his attention to the spring regarding a decision, telling KSR that he’d like to visit a few college campuses before making a commitment.

“We want to get out and see places,” he said. “We’re praying they start opening things back up.”

While we wait for his decision, check out some of his most recent highlights below:

Come on down.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

5 Comments for Kentucky recruit Hunter Sallis makes SportsCenter Top 10

  1. WKY Cat
    12:59 pm December 4, 2020 Permalink

    If he doesn’t think KY has designated guards even when they push the ball then he doesn’t watch many UK games.

  2. damage_control
    1:02 pm December 4, 2020 Permalink

    I’d rather watch him go 6/10 from behind the 3 pt line

  3. Dustin Rumbaugh
    2:05 pm December 4, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t wanna be “that guy” but I’d much rather see some shooting. We have 10 athletes. 0 shooters.

    • 4everUKBlue
      2:28 pm December 4, 2020 Permalink

      Lol, I think you just became “that guy”, along with damage control.

  4. jaws2
    10:23 pm December 4, 2020 Permalink

    I’m sure the guy’s an ‘athlete’. Just what the cats need. NOT