247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer logged a Crystal Ball prediction Wednesday in favor of Kansas for five-star basketball recruit Matthew Hurt, one of the handful of prospects from the class of 2019 with an early scholarship offer from Kentucky.
Hurt — a 6-foot-10 forward from Minnesota — plays on the Adidas circuit and is one of the top post scorers in the country. The versatile junior is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 4 overall player in the 2019 class.
UK Coach John Calipari visited Hurt in December and extended a UK scholarship offer then. Hurt was also in Lexington last fall for an unofficial visit to UK’s campus.