Status: UK target
Power forward | 6-9 | 225
School: IMG Academy (Fla.)
Hometown: Clarksville, Tenn.
Though still listed as a member of the 2022 class by the national recruiting services, Huntley-Hatfield is being treated as a 2021 prospect by the coaches pursuing him, and it’s very likely that’s ultimately the class that he ends up in.
The Tennessee native earned an early scholarship offer from Kentucky, and he comes from the same hometown as former UK forward Alex Poythress, who has a close family connection to the young recruit.
Huntley-Hatfield already looks the part of a game-changer at the forward spot in college. He’s mature for his age and is skilled enough to play away from the basket, though he certainly has the size and ability to make a difference in the paint, especially if he continues to hone his skills inside.
He told the Herald-Leader last fall that Kentucky has been his “dream school” growing up, and the Wildcats should be seen as major contenders for his commitment at this stage in his recruitment.
Huntley-Hatfield averaged 13.2 points and 5.0 rebounds on the Under Armour circuit, making 41 percent of his three-point attempts.
“He’s got some pretty impressive physical tools. He’s already a strong kid with a developed frame. But he’s also a good athlete. He rim-runs. He’s versatile. This is a guy that I think could be a really good rebounder. He’s effective offensively — not only around the basket, but he also has the ability to step out on the floor and make catch-and-shoot jump shots.”
-Recruiting analyst Evan Daniels