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Kentucky set to visit Brandon Huntley-Hatfield this afternoon

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Kentucky will be in to see one of the top prospects in the class of 2022 this afternoon.

Sources have confirmed to KSR that Kentucky will be in to see top-ten sophomore and major reclassification candidate Brandon Huntley-Hatfield this afternoon.

Sources Say Podcast co-host Travis Graf first reported the news with Huntley-Hatfield himself, with KSR since confirming that it will be UK assistant coach Joel Justus in to see the five-star forward.

Sources tell KSR that Huntley-Hatfield is a serious reclassification option for the class of 2021, with one individual also telling KSR that Kentucky is seen as the runaway favorite early in his recruitment.

Huntley-Hatfield, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward playing at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, is considered the No. 6 prospect in the class of 2022 on both Rivals and 247Sports, while ESPN has him listed at No. 8 overall.

Kentucky extended a scholarship to the 2022 five-star forward back on October 29, joining the likes of Tennessee, Memphis, Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt to offer, among others.

Justus first visited Huntley-Hatfield back on Sept. 16, followed by John Calipari on Oct. 22. Justus then visited the five-star forward on Dec. 8 prior to his unofficial visit to Lexington on Dec. 28.

A native of Clarksville, TN, Huntley-Hatfield is actually a cousin of former UK forward Alex Poythress, with the five-star sophomore also adding in the past that Kentucky is his dream school.

“Being my dream school growing up … for them to have interest in me, I’m really blessed,” he said in a past interview with Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. “I feel like Kentucky has played a really big role in players’ development in the NBA. They’ve got a lot of guys to the league. And I know a lot of schools can do that, but I just feel like Kentucky is one of those powerhouses. And I feel like I want to be a part of that.

“Kentucky has always been my number one school growing up.”

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Kentucky set to visit Brandon Huntley-Hatfield this afternoon

  1. 2Dogs
    12:46 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Is he playing against 6th graders?

    • BlueByYou
      12:58 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      That’s funny. Sure looks like it though!

  2. ColoradoCatFan88
    12:51 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Dream school, number one school growing up, I want to be apart of that.. Man, if this kid doesn’t commit to us I’ll NEVER believe another recruit lol

    • JASUN74
      5:27 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      He’s been a Wildcat since the day he was offered. Probably before that. Lol. This kid actually grew up watching his cousin Alex play here and like a lot of home grown Kentucky boys, he’s also dreamed of being a Cat all his life.

      He’s going to be a heck of a player when he gets here and hopefully his class will be one of the best again. Not many like him at that age with the skill level he has already, I can’t wait to see how he develops over the next year or so!

  3. UKFaninNY
    1:10 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink


    the opponents arent even wearing the same shorts! Is this a YMCA game?

  4. CahillsCrossingNT
    6:06 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Let’s just hope Duke doesn’t want him. If they do they’ll get him.

  5. Dustin Rumbaugh
    10:31 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    I know you rarely see good defense in these AAU games but that first clip…..MY GOODNESS. He literally calls for a lob with his “defender” watching him call for it and then the defender just starts untucking his jersey and lets him go right for it. That whole clip is straight comedy. He does look smooth though.