Jaden Hardy is one of the elite players in the Class of 2021 high school basketball recruiting class, ranked fourth overall and first among guards. A five-star combo guard, Hardy is on Kentucky’s wish list and one of only a handful of high school seniors that hold offers from UK.
UCLA is considered to be Kentucky’s strongest competition for Hardy’s commitment if Hardy goes the college route, and the 6-4 guard from Vegas recently revealed one of UCLA head coach Mick Cronin’s recruiting strategies: Cronin sent Hardy a video of himself doing a TikTok dance.
According to 247Sports.com’s UCLA site, Hardy played in an ESPN-televised high school game this past weekend and revealed during an interview that Cronin performed a TikTok dance on video and sent it to him. The video has not been shared publicly, unfortunately.
Until Hardy shows us Cronin’s moves, we’re left guessing which song Cronin went with. My guess is Blinding Lights by The Weeknd. Or WAP. I bet it was WAP.
And while we’re guessing things, if I had to guess which college basketball coach was dancing for recruits, hot-headed Mick Cronin would’ve been way at the bottom of the list. He’s always so angry.
As for Hardy, the G-League is a likely scenario, especially if Cronin keeps sending him TikTok videos.