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.
Source: Kentucky assistant coach Joel Justus will be in to see 2022 top-ten prospect Brandon Huntley-Hatfield today.
Strong reclass candidate for 2021, UK in phenomenal position early. https://t.co/FjXsvqRCDy
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) February 5, 2020
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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