Kentucky is set to host one of the top prospects in high school basketball on a virtual visit this week.
2022 top-ten prospect Brandon Huntley-Hatfield will take a virtual visit with the Kentucky coaching staff on Thursday, his mother, Antoinette Huntley, tells KSR.
Brandon Huntley-Hatfield's mother tells KSR their virtual visit with Kentucky will take place on Thursday.
Top-ten prospect in the 2022 class, reclass candidate for 2021. https://t.co/NcGJEfJnbk
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) May 19, 2020
Originally a member of the 2021 class, the five-star forward moved back a year to the 2022 class over a year ago, sparking legitimate reclassification rumors in recent months. Academically, Huntley-Hatfield remains a junior, which explains why he was allowed to take official visits to both Ole Miss and Memphis back in the fall. Though the 6-foot-9 forward and his camp say he’s sticking with 2022 for now, the expectation is that Huntley-Hatfield will ultimately reclassify back to his original 2021 class when it comes time for a decision.
And when that decision comes, Kentucky is seen as the heavy favorite, with UK picking up two FutureCasts for the five-star forward on Rivals.com and three Crystal Ball picks on 247Sports.com. Originally from Clarksville, TN, Huntley-Hatfield is the cousin of former UK forward Alex Poythress.
UK assistant coach Joel Justus first visited the 6-foot-9 forward on September 16, followed by a trip from head coach John Calipari on October 22 and a scholarship offer on October 29.
Justus then visited Huntley-Hatfield again on December 8, with the five-star forward returning the favor with an unofficial visit to Lexington on December 28. Justus added another visit to see the top-ten prospect on February 5.
Check out some of Huntley-Hatfield’s highlights below: