Late last month, Georgia lost their prized recruit for the class of 2019 when No. 1 point guard Ashton Hagans decommitted from the program.
The 6-foot-4 guard out of Covington, Georgia currently holds offers from over 30 schools, namely North Carolina, Kansas, Florida, and Tennessee, among others.
Over the last 24 hours, however, the Kentucky Wildcats have been gaining the most momentum of all potential schools.
In fact, two national recruiting analysts have recently submitted Crystal Ball picks for Kentucky, including basketball insider Andrew Slater (76% success rate.)
Hagans has yet to receive an offer from Kentucky, but the coaching staff visited him several times this past fall, and reportedly keep in regular contact with 247 Sports’ No. 8 overall prospect.
When he decommitted from Georgia in February, recruiting insider Evan Daniels reported Hagans was set to reclassify to the class of 2018. The star guard later denied the report, though Daniels said it’s no secret he will be playing college basketball next season.
With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander likely gone after this year, Kentucky may be looking for Hagans to replace him as the smooth operator on next year’s team:
Check out his most recent highlights:
Getting the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2019? Impressive. Bringing him in a year early? Boom goes the dynamite.
Make it happen, Calipari.