It’s not every day that Georgia lands a five-star basketball recruit, and due to uncertainty surrounding Mark Fox’s future in Athens, it’s going to be even longer. Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans, a top 10 2019 prospect, decommitted from Georgia today, reportedly over worries about Fox’s job security heading into the final stretch of the season.
The news comes as Georgia enters the final week of the regular season, and with Fox’s status a source of much speculation. Hagans and his coaches did not immediately return messages, but one person familiar with the situation tied the de-commitment to the uncertainty over Fox’s status.
“Just unsure of the situation,” the person said.
Hagans is considered the top point guard and eighth overall recruit in the 2019 class by 247 Sports Composite. He’s also the top player in the state of Georgia and the first five-star recruit to pick the Bulldogs since Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in 2011. His decommitment is just the latest bad sign for Mark Fox, who is in his ninth season at Georgia. The Bulldogs are currently 16-12, 7-9 in the SEC, and have a lot of work left to do if they want to make the NCAA Tournament.
What will happen with Hagans? Kentucky showed interest before he committed to Georgia back in December, so stay tuned…
UPDATE: Evan Daniels just reported that Hagans is reclassifying to 2018. With Immanuel Quickley coming in and Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander likely coming back, I can’t imagine Kentucky will be in the picture.