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April 19, 2019

Matthew Hurt picks Duke

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:22pm April 19, 2019 4/19/19

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As expected, five-star power forward Matthew Hurt has committed to Duke. The Rochester, Minnesota native announced the news at a ceremony at his school this afternoon, picking the Blue Devils over Kentucky, Kansas, and North Carolina. Whereas it seemed Kentucky might have a shot with him a few weeks ago, when his family canceled an…

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April 14, 2019

Matthew Hurt cancels John Calipari’s in-home visit

Maggie Davis 9:30pm April 14, 2019 4/14/19

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There’s some seemingly-bad news on the recruiting grounds: Matthew Hurt has cancelled his in-home visits, including John Calipari and Kentucky’s, which was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Hurt’s father, Richard, told a local news station his son has shut down his recruitment – no colleges will make visits ahead of Sunday’s midnight recruiting deadline. Hurt…

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March 25, 2019

Matthew Hurt sets a decision date

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:20am March 25, 2019 3/25/19

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In less than a month, we’ll know where Matthew Hurt is going to college. The five-star forward told USA Today Sports that he plans to announce his college decision April 19 at his high school in Minnesota. He’s down to Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, and Kansas. “My birthday is on April 20 so I’m gonna…

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January 12, 2019

Kentucky recruit Matthew Hurt explodes for 44 points and 23 rebounds

Jack Pilgrim 4:30pm January 12, 2019 1/12/19

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Kentucky has turned their focus to three frontcourt targets to close out their 2019 recruiting class: Isaiah Stewart, Jaden McDaniels, and Matthew Hurt. All three players have Kentucky listed in the final cuts of their recruitments, with each having various expected timelines for a decision and significantly different skillsets they bring to the table. Stewart…

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December 18, 2018

Calipari watching Matthew Hurt tonight

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:39pm December 18, 2018 12/18/18

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Where in the world is John Calipari tonight? Rochester, Minnesota, where he’s watching five-star power forward Matthew Hurt, according to Jake Weingarten. It’s been a big week for Hurt, who scored 55 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in John Marshall’s win on Friday night. On Saturday, he traveled to North Carolina for an official visit.…

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December 11, 2018

Rivals analyst says UK has ‘picked up ground’ with Matthew Hurt

TJ Walker 7:00pm December 11, 2018 12/11/18

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Rivals.com analyst Corey Evans still predicts Matthew Hurt ends up at Kansas, but noted that Kentucky “seems to have picked up the most ground in recent weeks.” Well, that’s good news. I’ve been saying for a little over a month that I think UK is the team to beat for Hurt, but it’s never a…

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December 4, 2018

Matthew Hurt discusses Kentucky visit, timeline

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm December 4, 2018 12/4/18

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Matthew Hurt obviously enjoyed his official visit to Kentucky enough to post a picture of himself wearing a jersey in the locker room, but the five-star power forward went into more detail in a lengthy Q&A with Evan Daniels. Hurt said he enjoyed the atmosphere at Rupp, John Calipari’s coaching style, and the staff’s pitch…

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LOOK: Matthew Hurt poses in Kentucky jersey

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am December 4, 2018 12/4/18

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We’re used to seeing photoshops of recruits in Kentucky jerseys, but recruits actually posing in jerseys on official visits? That’s a growing trend these days, and according to Matthew Hurt’s Instagram, exactly what went down during his trip to Lexington this weekend. Check out Hurt wearing Kentucky Blue in the Cats’ locker room: View this…

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November 30, 2018

UK offered Jaden McDaniels months ago

TJ Walker 1:44pm November 30, 2018 11/30/18

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When reports surfaced this week that UK offered five-star forward Jaden McDaniels the reports weren’t wrong, but the offered happened months ago. Kyle Tucker of The Athletic spoke with  McDaniels’ trainer, Cartiea French-Toney, who said the offer was old news. “He was offered by Kentucky months ago. He just never put it out there for…

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November 27, 2018

What I know and what I think regarding Matthew Hurt’s game

TJ Walker 4:15pm November 27, 2018 11/27/18

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Five-star forward Matthew Hurt will take his first official visit to Kentucky this weekend and after recent recruiting misses he has become UK’s top recruiting target for the class of 2019. We’ve talked about how UK seems to be in a good position for Hurt, and assuming the Cats can pull it off and land…

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