UK basketball target to announce college decision

 Posted by at 5:49 PM on September 28, 2017  Comments Off on UK basketball target to announce college decision
Sep 282017
 

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Class of 2018 power forward Jaxson Hayes will announce his college decision at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati.

Hayes — a 6-foot-10 prospect — has narrowed his list to Kentucky, Butler, Georgetown, Texas and Xavier, and he just picked up his scholarship offer from the Wildcats last week. Hayes has already been to UK for a recent unofficial visit, and he’s taken official visits to Texas and hometown Xavier.

National recruiting analysts Evan Daniels, Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater all logged Crystal Ball predictions in favor of Texas on Thursday afternoon.

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Jaxson Hayes cuts recruiting list to five schools

 Posted by at 9:17 AM on September 22, 2017  Comments Off on Jaxson Hayes cuts recruiting list to five schools
Sep 222017
 

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Fast-rising power forward Jaxson Hayes — the most recent recipient of a UK scholarship offer — has cut his list to five schools.

Hayes told hometown Cincinnati TV station WXIX on Thursday that he is now considering Kentucky, Texas, Xavier, Butler and Georgetown. The 6-foot-10 prospect in the class of 2018 has already taken official visits to Texas and Xavier.

Scout.com’s Evan Daniels talked to the Herald-Leader about Hayes this week.

Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

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Possible shakeup in UK’s recruitment of Simi Shittu

 Posted by at 11:56 PM on September 19, 2017  Comments Off on Possible shakeup in UK’s recruitment of Simi Shittu
Sep 192017
 

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The emergence of power forward Jaxson Hayes as a serious UK recruiting target Tuesday night might also mean the Cats’ pursuit of top-10 prospect Simi Shittu is nearing an end.

A few minutes after Hayes — an under-the-radar player in the class of 2018 — received a scholarship offer from Kentucky, the Herald-Leader was told by Shittu’s high school coach, Alex Popp, that Shittu had not yet scheduled a visit to Lexington. The Herald-Leader had reached out to Popp several days earlier to check on Shittu’s status with the Wildcats following John Calipari’s trip to Vermont Academy last week to see him in an open gym.

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Class of 2018 basketball player offered by Kentucky

 Posted by at 9:03 PM on September 19, 2017  Comments Off on Class of 2018 basketball player offered by Kentucky
Sep 192017
 

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Cincinnati Moeller basketball standout Jaxson Hayes received a scholarship offer from Kentucky on Tuesday night, becoming one of the few frontcourt players in the class of 2018 to land one.

Hayes — a 6-foot-10, 195-pound power forward — is the No. 230 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings, though he might be due for a rankings bump soon. Scout.com analyst Brian Snow included Hayes as his “breakout performer” of the summer in a recent article for the website.

Snow noted that Hayes wasn’t even a starter for his high school team last season, and has turned into a recruit coveted by Texas, Xavier and, now, Kentucky.

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