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Kentucky Will Host 2022 Five-Star Forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield in December

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(Alyssa Trofort/Under Armour)

The in-state matchup set for Dec. 28 between Kentucky and Lousiville just got a bit more important for recruiting purposes.

According to Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers, five-star power forward out of the class of 2022, Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, is set to visit Lexington for basketball’s version of the Battle of the Bluegrass.

The cousin of former Kentucky forward Alex Poythress, Huntley-Hatfield is viewed as one of the top players out of his class, with 247 Sports ranking him as the ninth-best player in 2022 and the second-best out of Florida. He currently attends IMG Academy, which has produced more NBA players over the years than I care to count (former ‘Cat Ramel Bradley attended IMG back in the early 2000s).

The 6-foot-8, 200-lb big is also receiving interest from Ole Miss, Baylor, and Tom Crean’s Georgia program. He is teammates with another top-tier prospect out of 2022, Jarace Walker, who is listed as the No. 4 recruit in the class and is also receiving some interest from the ‘Cats.

Here is what recruiting guru Evan Daniels had to say about Huntley-Hatfield back in July:

“One of the most impressive forward prospects in the 2022 class. He has good size for the position, a sturdy build and long arms. For his size and age, Huntley-Hatfield has an impressive skill level, and is a capable shot maker from mid-range and three. He wants to fade to the perimeter and hunt jump shots, which can hinder his overall productiveness at times. That said, he’s a tremendous talent and with continued development could be a one-and-done level recruit.”

Check out some of his highlights.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

2 Comments for Kentucky Will Host 2022 Five-Star Forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield in December

  1. Smyrna_Cat
    10:22 pm October 8, 2019 Permalink

    That was seriously impressive!!!

    • JASUN74
      1:18 am October 9, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah buddy!! Hard to believe these kids are 14-15 years old and look like that. What a gift from God to have that size, skill and coordination at such a young age. Some people are just truly blessed in life.