Brandon Huntley-Hatfield narrows recruiting options

 Posted by at 10:46 AM on August 7, 2020  Comments Off on Brandon Huntley-Hatfield narrows recruiting options
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Five-star recruit Brandon Huntley-Hatfield announced Thursday that he has narrowed his recruitment, but he still has 11 schools on his list of options.

Huntley-Hatfield — a 6-foot-9 forward from Clarksville, Tenn. — is now considering Kentucky, Auburn, Baylor, Georgetown, Georgia, Howard, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Rivals.com ranks Huntley-Hatfield as the No. 5 overall recruit in the 2022 class, though he is considering a move to the class of 2021, and national analyst Corey Evans told the Herald-Leader recently that he thinks Huntley-Hatfield will ultimately reclassify. The Tennessee native is a close family friend of former UK player Alex Poythress, and the Wildcats are generally seen as the favorites in his recruitment.

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National analyst picks Kentucky for five-star recruits

 Posted by at 11:20 AM on July 6, 2020  Comments Off on National analyst picks Kentucky for five-star recruits
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Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans has put in new predictions for five-star recruits Skyy Clark and Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, and both of those picks are in favor of Kentucky.

Clark and Huntley-Hatfield are the only two players in the class of 2022 with UK scholarship offers so far, though both have been open about the possibility of reclassifying to 2021.

Huntley-Hatfield — a 6-foot-9 forward from Clarksville, Tenn. — is expected to make that move to 2021, which would make the upcoming season his final in high school basketball. Rivals ranks him as the No. 6 overall player in the 2022 class.

Clark — a 6-2 combo guard now living in Nashville — picked up a UK scholarship offer last week and visited Lexington for the Kentucky-Auburn game toward the end of this past season. Rivals ranks him as the No. 17 overall player in the 2022 class, and UK is seen as a major favorite at this stage in his recruitment.

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UK coach visits top basketball recruit Huntley-Hatfield

 Posted by at 3:00 PM on February 5, 2020  Comments Off on UK coach visits top basketball recruit Huntley-Hatfield
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With Kentucky getting a day off from practice Wednesday, UK assistant coach Joel Justus was dispatched to Florida to check out five-star forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, the Herald-Leader was told.

Huntley-Hatfield — a 6-foot-8 prospect from Clarksville, Tenn. — plays for IMG Academy (Fla.) and has emerged as a consensus top-10 recruit in the 2022 class. He’s ranked by 247Sports as the No. 6 overall player in that group.

Kentucky hosted Huntley-Hatfield for a visit on Dec. 28, the day of the Wildcats’ win over Louisville, and Justus has been the primary contact in the recruitment. Huntley-Hatfield was the first player from the 2022 class to earn a UK scholarship offer, though he is widely expected to reclassify to 2021.

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Kentucky basketball targets on national TV Sunday

 Posted by at 11:27 AM on January 19, 2020  Comments Off on Kentucky basketball targets on national TV Sunday
Jan 192020
 

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A major, made-for-ESPN high school basketball matchup Sunday night will feature a couple of five-star Kentucky recruiting targets.

The game between Florida prep powerhouses Montverde Academy and IMG Academy is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPN, one of the marquee matchups at the annual Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass.

IMG Academy’s roster features five-star forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield and five-star post player Moussa Diabate, two prospects on Kentucky’s recruiting radar. Huntley-Hatfield was the first player in the 2022 class to land a UK scholarship offer, though he’s widely expected to end up in the 2021 class. He visited Kentucky for last month’s home game against Louisville.

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Catch one of UK’s top basketball targets on ESPN2

 Posted by at 9:55 AM on January 10, 2020  Comments Off on Catch one of UK’s top basketball targets on ESPN2
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ESPN’s latest nationally televised high school basketball game will feature one of Kentucky’s top up-and-coming recruiting targets.

Brandon Huntley-Hatfield — a 6-foot-9 power forward from Clarksville, Tenn. — will lead IMG Academy (Fla.) against Huntington Prep (W.Va.) in a game that is scheduled to be shown live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. Friday.

Huntley-Hatfield is currently ranked No. 6 overall in the 2022 class by 247Sports, but the coaches that are recruiting him view him as a likely 2021 recruit. He landed a scholarship offer from Kentucky late last year and was in Rupp Arena for the UK-Louisville game last month.

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Top 10 recruit attends Kentucky-Louisville game

 Posted by at 11:37 AM on December 29, 2019  Comments Off on Top 10 recruit attends Kentucky-Louisville game
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As previously planned, top-10 national recruit Brandon Huntley-Hatfield was in the Rupp Arena crowd for Saturday’s rivalry game between Kentucky and Louisville, sitting directly behind the UK bench.

Huntley-Hatfield — a 6-foot-9, 224-pound power forward from Clarksville, Tenn. — currently plays for IMG Academy in Florida and is seen as one of the most promising frontcourt prospects in the country. He was the only major recruit to visit Lexington for Saturday’s game.

247Sports ranks him as the No. 6 overall player in the class of 2022, though he is a prime candidate for reclassification, and the Herald-Leader has been told that the college coaches recruiting him are expecting him to ultimately end up in the 2021 class.

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Top-10 basketball recruit earns offer from Kentucky

 Posted by at 12:59 PM on October 29, 2019  Comments Off on Top-10 basketball recruit earns offer from Kentucky
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Brandon Huntley-Hatfield — a top-10 basketball recruit nationally — earned a scholarship offer from Kentucky on Tuesday, just a few days after meeting with UK Coach John Calipari.

Though Huntley-Hatfield is currently listed as a member of the 2022 class, he was previously in the 2021 class and is expected to ultimately head back to that group. 247Sports ranks the Clarksville, Tenn. native as the No. 6 overall player in the 2022 class.

The 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward plays his high school ball for national powerhouse IMG Academy in Florida.

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John Calipari to visit top-10 basketball recruit

 Posted by at 11:36 AM on October 20, 2019  Comments Off on John Calipari to visit top-10 basketball recruit
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UK Coach John Calipari is expected to go to IMG Academy in Florida this coming week to see five-star forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, a top-10 recruit in the class of 2022.

Huntley-Hatfield — a 6-foot-9, 224-pound prospect from Clarksville, Tenn. — has ties to former UK player Alex Poythress and is the No. 6 overall player in the 2022 rankings, according to 247Sports. Until earlier this year, he was a member of the class of 2021.

The Herald-Leader covered Huntley-Hatfield at last weekend’s USA Basketball minicamp in Colorado Springs, where he called UK his “dream school” growing up and said he’d like to one day play for Calipari. He also said that Poythress was likely to help guide him through the recruiting process.

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