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Mick Cronin does TikTok dance to recruit UK target Jaden Hardy

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’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.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Mick Cronin does TikTok dance to recruit UK target Jaden Hardy

  1. Wildfelinebeeline
    4:19 pm October 27, 2020 Permalink

    Tantrum Mick is the most entertaining! It’s like watching a fully grown 1 year old every game.

  2. UKFanSC
    4:26 pm October 27, 2020 Permalink

    Seriously…… just look at Cronin in that picture. I would end my recruitment with UCLA based simply on the dweeb factor of its coach. He is your moms brother who came out of the closet last Xmas. He’s the goofy neighbor who has no kids but serves as a scoutmaster. He makes Chris Mack look like The Rock. No matter how much lipstick you apply to that sniveling twit he’s still a West Coast weenie (or at least he’s looking for one). When your potential head coach dresses up like a Saved By the Bell extra and starts doing little love jigs for you on social media it’s time to cull the heard.

  3. grammarpoliceUK
    4:27 pm October 27, 2020 Permalink

    Man, there’s just no way to unsee that!

  4. BowdenQB4ever
    4:30 pm October 27, 2020 Permalink

    Damn drew, it sounds like you’re spending a suspicious amount of time on tiktok. Are you grooming some poor teenager or what?