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Matthew Hurt cancels John Calipari’s in-home visit

There’s some seemingly-bad news on the recruiting grounds: Matthew Hurt has cancelled his in-home visits, including John Calipari and Kentucky’s, which was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Hurt’s father, Richard, told a local news station his son has shut down his recruitment – no colleges will make visits ahead of Sunday’s midnight recruiting deadline.

Hurt is set to make his decision this coming Friday, so this news certainly doesn’t bode well for Kentucky’s chances. Hurt is also being recruited by Duke, North Carolina and Kansas, but this announcement all-but-solidifies Coach K and the Blue Devils’ chances at landing the 5-star recruit. Both UK and the Jayhawks had in-home visits scheduled for today, but both were cancelled.

According to reporter Mark Poulose of KTTC-TV in Hurt’s home state of Minnesota, Hurt’s father believed it would be “too much” to host multiple schools and coaches so close to Sunday’s recruiting deadline.

Maybe the 6-foot-9 forward really wanted to spend the day watching Tiger Woods and Game of Thrones… Otherwise, it doesn’t look like we’ll see Matthew Hurt in the blue and white come next season.


Article written by Maggie Davis

79 Comments for Matthew Hurt cancels John Calipari’s in-home visit

  1. BobbyBlue
    4:21 pm April 15, 2019 Permalink

    I keep hearing the rumors that Nike is now funneling all these top guys to Puke. Evause so many of Cals guys have chosen to go with other shoe companies over the past few years, like Puma for example

    • Soylentbeans
      5:16 pm April 15, 2019 Permalink

      Well if they are still doing that with a big FBI probe up their asses right now they are pretty stupid.

  2. UKWildcatNation
    10:43 pm April 15, 2019 Permalink

    I have not, and will not ever understand dUKe’s attraction from young players looking to be OAD. Coach K and his staff have shown OVER & OVER their incapability to develop players and get them ready for the League. Cal wants, and coaches to win every game, BUT he does not sacrifice his players development in order to do so. Yes, a lot of people could care less about getting players to the NBA and only care about Championships, but if they haven’t gotten used to Calipari by now then they never will. Coach K will play zone instead of teaching defense and developing his players defensive skills, etc. We are not going to win the tournament (the hardest championship to win) every year, BUT our players get so much better every season they are here. There are so many players that had they going to Duke would never have even sniffed the NBA.
    I guess some kids are afraid to push themselves and actually be coached instead of coddled.
    Kentucky isn’t for everyone, especially those afraid of a challenge.