John Calipari’s coaching staff has responded to bad news by tearing up the recruiting trail.
In the last week the Wildcats lost two of their top 2021 targets, Paolo Banchero and Kennedy Chandler. In the last 24 hours Kentucky has made significant moves on three players. Friday evening Bryce Hopkins and Hunter Sallis picked up scholarship offers while another entered the Wildcats’ radar.
Three Rivals FutureCast picks have been submitted for Nolan Hickman to Kentucky, including one from Corey Evans that flipped from Kansas.
A new name to those that follow Kentucky basketball recruiting, Hickman is a 6-2 point guard from Mt. Pleasant, Utah. The rankings vary wildly; he’s the thirteenth-ranked point guard and No. 76 player overall according to Rivals, compared to 247 Sports who ranks Hickman as the third-best point guard and No. 30 player overall.
Hickman does not currently have an offer from the University of Kentucky. Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, UCLA and Washington are the big names that currently complete his offer sheet.
A crafty ball-handler, in his high school junior season Hickman averaged 17.3 points, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 38 percent from behind the three-point line. Enjoy some of his best work below.