It’s open recruiting season in college basketball. Yesterday was the beginning of a new recruiting period that allows coaches to make unlimited calls and texts to rising juniors in the 2020 recruiting class.
One of the first Kentucky recruits to receive a call was R.J. Hampton. A 6’4″ guard from Texas that is considered the fourth-best prospect in the 2020 class by the 247 Composite Rankings told Rivals that Tony Barbee was one of the first coaches to call him once the communication ban was lifted.
Hampton does not yet have a scholarship offer from Kentucky. The only two players in the 2020 class with UK offers are N’Faly Dante and Scottie Barnes. Barnes is considered the best small forward in the class, while the 6’11” Dante has emerged as one of the hottest big men on the EYBL Circuit. Here’s a little bit of what they bring to the table.