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Kentucky no longer in the running for RJ Hampton



This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but Kentucky is no longer in the running for RJ Hampton. John Martin of 92.9 ESPN in Memphis is reporting that the five-star guard is down to Memphis, Kansas, and Texas Tech and cut the Cats from his list because “Kentucky’s backcourt is set.”

While Hampton is an exciting prospect and we’ve heard that those around him actually prefer Kentucky to other schools on his list, between Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley, Tyrese Maxey, and Johnny Juzang, the Wildcats’ backcourt is simply too loaded for the scenario to make sense.

Kansas leads Hampton’s Crystal Ball with 81% of the predictions.


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9 Comments for Kentucky no longer in the running for RJ Hampton

  1. Smyrna_Cat
    1:40 pm May 20, 2019 Permalink

    Thank you for the post. Given how loaded the backcourt is, no surprise here

    • chrislarkey
      8:23 pm May 20, 2019 Permalink

      Your right
      He is going where it’s not loaded and I don’t blame him

  2. Bruce Dickinson
    1:45 pm May 20, 2019 Permalink

    Can’t blame him for not choosing Kentucky. Our need is not at the guard position anyway.

    2:27 pm May 20, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah, this really isn’t news, LOL….no way he was coming, as there was no need or spot for him.

  4. Cletis75
    3:04 pm May 20, 2019 Permalink

    He looks as good as any of our guards on the roster, I thought. With some hard work, he could have been a starter on next year’s team.

  5. Realme
    3:26 pm May 20, 2019 Permalink

    Nice of him to put the segment of our fans that has been obsessing 24/7 out of their misery.

  6. TheAssman
    3:28 pm May 20, 2019 Permalink

    What…he didn’t know about our backcourt situation until today?? How did UK make his last cut then??

    • ClutchCargo
      4:34 pm May 20, 2019 Permalink

      I’m guessing he really wanted to come here, but finally accepted that it wasn’t in his best interest. That, or the staff stopped recruiting him hard once they learned who was coming back.

  7. chrislarkey
    8:22 pm May 20, 2019 Permalink

    We must praise this kid and hope he does so good and is number one draft pick and lead his team to title or we are not a good fan and embarrassing to our team