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Kentucky target Brandon Huntley-Hatfield transfers high schools

Photo: Nick Koza

Photo: Nick Koza

One of Kentucky’s top high school basketball targets is on the move.

This afternoon, 2022 five-star power forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield announced he was transferring schools, moving from prep powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL to Scotland Performance Institute in Scotland, PA.

“I would like to announce I will be transferring to Scotland Campus for this upcoming season,” Huntley-Hatfield said on his social media pages. “I look forward to challenging myself and to push myself to reach my potential and playing for Coach [Chris] Chaney who has coached and developed many great players over the years I think will be best for me. I would like to thank my mom and dad for their support, my AAU coach for his continued guidance and IMG Academy for two years of my basketball development.”

Huntley-Hatfield, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound forward out of Clarksville, TN, is considered the No. 4 overall prospect and No. 1 power forward in the 2022 247Sports Composite Rankings.

One of UK’s top recruiting targets, regardless of class, the five-star forward is widely expected to reclassify back to the class of 2021, his original class. Two years ago, the five-star prospect reclassified back a year, moving from 2021 to 2022.

Kentucky has long been seen as the favorite in Huntley-Hatfield’s recruitment since he exploded onto the scene as a high-profile prospect, as the Clarksville native is loosely related to former Wildcat Alex Poythress. He has also said on numerous occasions that Kentucky was his dream school growing up.

While Huntley-Hatfield has made it clear he loves Kentucky, he also went out of his way recently to tell fans he is open to all schools.

“I think we should get ONE THING straight…I love Kentucky, they were my dream school growing up and ALL those things are true but I am open and interested in ALL schools interested in me,” Huntley-Hatfield said on a Twitter. “I am not stuck on one school whatsoever. My options are completely open! Just to clear the air!!”

Huntley-Hatfield currently holds offers from Kentucky, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Baylor, Kansas, Florida State, and Ohio State, among others.

Check out some of his most recent highlights below:

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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2 Comments for Kentucky target Brandon Huntley-Hatfield transfers high schools



  1. Fitz
    8:14 am July 21, 2020 Permalink

    Very interesting that he would leave a high level program for an upstart like SPII. His comments about openness to college sounds like a remake Let’s Make a Deal.



  2. zoupman
    5:43 pm July 21, 2020 Permalink

    Red flag. Transferring in high school is seldom a good thing.