Major UK basketball target Jaden Hardy on ESPNU

 Posted by at 2:55 PM on January 23, 2020
Jan 232020


Five-star shooting guard Jaden Hardy — a major Kentucky recruiting target for the 2021 class — will lead Coronado (Nev.) against Bishop Gorman (Nev.) in a made-for-TV matchup Friday night.

Hardy — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Detroit, now living in the Las Vegas area — earned a UK scholarship offer last year and is clearly one of John Calipari’s top priorities in the 2021 class. His game will be televised live Friday at 11 p.m. ET on ESPNU. national analyst Corey Evans recently told the Herald-Leader that he thinks Kentucky is the early leader for Hardy, one of the premier scorers in the country. Hardy had 62 points in a game earlier this week and has routinely scored more than 40 points in games this season. national analyst Eric Bossi also spoke to the Herald-Leader about Hardy recently, comparing the five-star recruit’s approach to NBA star Bradley Beal, who was once a top five prospect nationally. You can read that story here.


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