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RJ Hampton down to four schools, Kentucky included

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Back in February, 2020 five-star combo guard RJ Hampton announced on Twitter that he was down to five schools, with Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, and TCU making the final cut.

Today, Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com spoke to Hampton’s father, who said the 6-foot-4 prospect out of Little Elm, TX is now down to four.

The hometown TCU Horned Frogs were dropped from contention, while Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and Memphis remain in the running.

Hampton confirmed the report with a Twitter post of his own.

To add even more intrigue to the situation, Hampton’s father said reclassifying to 2019 is still a “strong” option.

Sources tell KSR that if freshman point guard Ashton Hagans decides to make a jump to the NBA, the UK coaching staff is expected to make a strong push for Hampton to reclassify and join their 2019 recruiting class.

Hampton is close with Kentucky signee Tyrese Maxey, with sources telling KSR that the two have spoken about playing at UK together next season.

As Zagoria mentioned, Hampton will be monitoring Tre Jones’ situation at Duke and his upcoming NBA decision. As of today, the Blue Devils and the Wildcats are garnering the majority of the buzz, with Memphis hanging right in the thick of things, as well.

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21 Comments for RJ Hampton down to four schools, Kentucky included



  1. Mad Max
    1:36 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    If our options at the point next year are a second year Hagans or Hampton, I’m a happy guy!!



  2. ukcamel
    1:37 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Will a reclassified Hampton be better than a soph. Quickley? I don’t think so. Would love to have him though.



    • addyjaxlarkin
      2:34 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Quickly will never be The starting point guard at Kentucky. And if I’m wrong then we’re in trouble. Hampton IMO would be a HUGE leap above quickly I can promise you that. Although having said that I would prefer a second year of Hagans. Over all scenarios



    • ukcamel
      4:55 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah Hampton looks awesome against high schoolers. That always translates, especially for younger freshman guards!



  3. ScottGreene22
    1:40 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Sounds like Hagans may be out if Hampton is ready to come to BBN



    • CatfaninCinci
      2:34 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Not what was said at all. He said, Hampton will be seeing what Hagans does before deciding. Meaning, he’s keeping his options open.

      This has zero bearing on Hagans decision.



    • ScottGreene22
      2:45 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      What I’m saying is if CAL feels Hampton will come if Hagans leaves and CAL thinks Hampton is the better PG he may give the old push out the door speech to Mr Hagans.



  4. Kat4Life
    2:12 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    We will have an absurd abundance of guards next year….. and every one of them expect serious minutes. Should make for some interesting practices



    • BigJohnC
      6:50 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Good thing Cal doesn’t promise playing time. It’s there for the taking



  5. ScottGreene22
    2:19 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Guards play win in March and April



  6. Ez21
    2:40 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    We have no shooters coming in tho besides Maxes. You’ve gotta have someone on each wing that can knock down 3s to win in college. Hagans, Maxey, Whitney, Brooks. Where’s outside shooting.



    • nocode96
      2:48 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Quickly? Baker?



    • addyjaxlarkin
      3:12 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      ????? Whit and brooks are both capable shooters as well as the new grad transfer also as said above baker and quickly coming off the bench



    • DirtyDave
      3:37 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      Brooks is a wing and can fill it up



  7. Catcasey1
    3:11 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Hagan will never be a knock down shooter NEVER. Does not have the born in mechanics



    • addyjaxlarkin
      3:37 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      He doesn’t need to be he just needs to facilitate the offense and play defense like he did this year. His offense will come from going to the basket and getting to the free-throw line. I would take a second year of him over every single one of our other options without question.



    • addyjaxlarkin
      3:37 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

      He doesn’t need to be he just needs to facilitate the offense and play defense like he did this year. His offense will come from going to the basket and getting to the free-throw line. I would take a second year of him over every single one of our other options without question.



  8. BigJohnC
    6:51 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Hagans has lots of potential. Hope he stays idc what guard it knocks out



  9. CahillsCrossingNT
    7:53 pm April 6, 2019 Permalink

    Won’t come here anyway so why worry about it?



  10. Racerr11
    7:08 am April 7, 2019 Permalink

    We get plenty……



  11. makeitstop
    9:48 am April 7, 2019 Permalink

    Sounded to me like he’s going to Duke if Tre Jones leaves, which he will. Maybe it Hagans left, too, it would be a 2 team race. Kansas isn’t likely to lose a point guard this year, not sure about Memphis. We seem pretty well set one way or the other but the kid is one of those top 3-4 picks we hv not scored the past couple years. I’d probably make that trade for Hagans.