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Matthew Hurt sets first official visit to Kentucky this weekend

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After striking out on both James Wiseman and Vernon Carey Jr., John Calipari is putting the full-court press on 2019 five-star forward Matthew Hurt.

According to Stockrisers’ Jake Weingarten, Hurt has scheduled his first official visit and it will be to Kentucky this weekend.

Calipari offered Hurt back on December 13, 2017 following a visit to see the star forward in Minnesota. He later visited Hurt on April 6, again on September 9, and one last time a little over a month ago on October 22.

The 6-foot-9 forward has offers from 18 schools, though Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Arizona, and Kentucky are seen as the top five schools in his recruitment at this point. Kansas currently holds 83 percent of Hurt’s Crystal Ball picks on 247 Sports, followed by Minnesota at 8 percent.

With frontcourt options dwindling, Hurt becomes a massive priority for the Kentucky coaching staff going forward. Considered a consensus top-ten recruit, the Rochester, MN native is one of just two (Jaden McDaniels being the other) frontcourt targets remaining with heavy interest in Kentucky. Isaiah Stewart has also been flirting with the Cats over the last few months, though a decision is coming coon from him and it doesn’t look like UK will be the choice.

Watch Hurt’s most recent highlight tape:

Come on down, young fella.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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25 Comments for Matthew Hurt sets first official visit to Kentucky this weekend



  1. Bobbum Man
    8:37 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    I just can’t imagine being a top recruit right now and thinking “let’s go to Kansas”



  2. UKantstopus
    8:37 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Hope it’s a great visit and he sees the potential in what he can do here…



  3. Duuuuuude
    8:50 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Towns like skill wise.



    • damage_control
      9:02 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      The hyperbole store called. They want your take back.



    • Luether
      9:09 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      Not even close…



    • KYCat4EVER
      10:47 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      Don’t feel bad Duuuuuude, your untitled to your opinion! As for damage_control… probably only learned the meaning of “hyperbole”, 2-weeks ago, thinks he sounds intelligent using it, and only learned to spell it last week. ?



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:19 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      untitled? Irony much?



    • Kat4Life
      8:28 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

      Scott Padgett would be closer



    • damage_control
      3:40 pm November 26, 2018 Permalink

      KYCat4EVER- SPOT ON!!! LMAO!



  4. chris43
    8:51 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    This is a MUST HAVE. I’ve always liked his skill set. We need to lock him down ASAP.



  5. Eazy19035597
    9:05 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Say all you want about the missing wiseman. A class with maxey, whitney, hurt, and Edwards would be a lot like 2016 and would probably make us title favorites, especially with the pieces we would have back



  6. addyjaxlarkin
    9:06 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    A class with
    Max
    Whit
    Hurt
    Allen
    With maybe a returning

    EJ
    Green
    Tyler H
    Quickley or Ashton
    Is a group I would love that have next year



    • BigolBlue
      10:01 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      Those lineups this year looked good on paper too.



    • bigbluebanana
      10:49 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      Bigolblue you have all the edge of that razor you use to sculpt your line beard. Problem is you aren’t nearly as smart.



  7. Aar
    9:23 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    + Positionless (pretty much) didn’t see post-up or much back-to-the-basket.

    – Adidas (I’m brand specific but UK isn’t a 3 stripe school)



  8. IrishCat
    9:46 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Starting to think about the possibility of a Hurt/McDaniels front court to go along w/ what we know will be an explosive backcourt. Crazy offensive potential if they could hold their own in the paint.



  9. BigolBlue
    10:01 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Strike 3!! Your outta there



    • RealCatsFan
      10:38 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      Bet you loved that football game last night! Ha! HaHaHaHaHa!



    • bigbluebanana
      10:45 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      You don’t even know how to properly use grammar you troglodyte. *you’re* ^^



  10. chris43
    10:34 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    I actually wouldn’t mind missing out on the majority of the “cream of the crop” one and done type players. I’d be just fine getting players like we have been IF they’d stay 3 years and develop. If you have a good mixture of those guys (after you’ve been doing it 3-4) to mix in with the freshman and once in a while you snag a top 5…you should have quite the team with lots of experience and leadership. I realize that’s a huge IF but it’d be nice. I’ve preached this til I’m blue in the face but shooters! Shooters! Shooters! Gotta have em! A rim protector is nice also…doesn’t gotta be an elite shot blocker like AD just the threat improves your defense tremendously.



  11. RondoTheDonThough
    11:30 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Would’ve been nice to have him visit for Kansas game.



  12. Boogie31
    12:14 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    Reminds me of Kyle Wiltjer.



  13. UKWildcatNation
    7:17 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    Cal better let him know that he is a PRIORITY and will basically be playing the entire game! He is a position-less player that would fit Cal’s scheme perfectly. I just wonder about his ability to defend at the 4 spot.



  14. KYjellyRoll
    7:51 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    I am no longer getting hyped about recruits. 9/10 are disappointments in the first half of the season. Some never develop, so the way I see it, time will tell. Let it play out.



  15. Wade
    9:19 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    We need guys that can score at all positions