Analysts make predictions on UK basketball targets

 Posted by at 12:04 PM on April 16, 2019  Comments Off on Analysts make predictions on UK basketball targets
Apr 162019
 

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Rivals.com national analysts Eric Bossi and Corey Evans have logged new predictions on a couple of major UK basketball targets over the past few days, and both picks have gone against the Wildcats.

Bossi has put in a prediction in favor of Duke for five-star forward Matthew Hurt, who is expected to choose among the Blue Devils, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina on Friday afternoon. Duke has emerged as the major favorite in Hurt’s recruitment over the past few weeks, and several national analysts are predicting the Blue Devils will land his commitment going into Friday’s announcement.

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UK set to visit with Matthew Hurt one more time

 Posted by at 11:20 PM on April 10, 2019  Comments Off on UK set to visit with Matthew Hurt one more time
Apr 102019
 

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National recruiting analyst Andrew Slater reported Wednesday night that coaches from Kentucky and Kansas are scheduled to visit with five-star forward Matthew Hurt in his native Minnesota on Sunday, five days before he reveals his college decision.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 prospect — has narrowed his recruitment to UK, Kansas, Duke and North Carolina, and the Blue Devils have emerged as a popular pick in recent weeks. He will play in the Nike Hoop Summit on Friday night and is scheduled to announce his college decision April 19.

Hurt is the No. 8 overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Another Crystal Ball prediction for Matthew Hurt

 Posted by at 10:00 AM on March 19, 2019  Comments Off on Another Crystal Ball prediction for Matthew Hurt
Mar 192019
 

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Another 247Sports analyst is predicting that top UK basketball recruiting target Matthew Hurt will ultimately end up at Duke.

247Sports expert Brian Snow, who has followed Hurt’s recruitment closely and specializes in Midwest prospects, logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of the Blue Devils on Tuesday morning. Duke has a majority of picks on Hurt’s Crystal Ball page. UK, Kansas and North Carolina have also hosted him for official visits, and the Jayhawks had previously been seen as the favorite in his recruitment.

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Another national analyst picks Duke for Matthew Hurt

 Posted by at 11:21 AM on March 10, 2019  Comments Off on Another national analyst picks Duke for Matthew Hurt
Mar 102019
 

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Add 247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer to the list of recruiting experts now predicting that five-star basketball prospect Matthew Hurt will ultimately end up at Duke.

Meyer logged a Crystal Ball pick in favor of the Blue Devils on Hurt’s page Saturday morning, joining fellow 247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels and several other recruiting observers who have recently put in predictions for Duke.

Hurt is the No. 8 overall prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings for the 2019 class, and he’s one of Kentucky’s top remaining targets in that group. He has also taken official visits to Kansas and North Carolina.

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Calipari will be out on the recruiting trail Wednesday

 Posted by at 10:25 PM on March 5, 2019  Comments Off on Calipari will be out on the recruiting trail Wednesday
Mar 052019
 

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John Calipari is expected to travel to Minnesota to do a little recruiting Wednesday.

First, the UK head coach will see 2020 prospect Jalen Suggs, a two-sport standout who is a five-star basketball recruit in addition to being a top quarterback. Suggs — a 6-foot-5 combo guard — is the No. 10 overall player in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Minnesota recruiting analyst Ryan James was the first to report that UK would be visiting him Wednesday.

Calipari is also expected to watch five-star recruit Matthew Hurt play Wednesday night, according to Minneapolis reporter Darren Wolfson. Hurt, of course, is one of the Cats’ top remaining targets in the 2019 class and one of the top high school seniors in the country. He’s already taken official visits to UK, Duke, Kansas and North Carolina, and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is also expected to see him play Wednesday.

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National analyst picking Duke for Matthew Hurt

 Posted by at 11:23 AM on February 25, 2019  Comments Off on National analyst picking Duke for Matthew Hurt
Feb 252019
 

Matthew Hurt

247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels has a logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Duke in the recruitment of Matthew Hurt, one of UK’s top remaining targets in the class of 2019.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 forward from Minnesota — has taken official visits to Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and North Carolina, and he’s the No. 8 player nationally in the senior class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. There is no timetable for his college decision.

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Matthew Hurt’s sister lands Kansas scholarship offer

 Posted by at 11:47 PM on December 28, 2018  Comments Off on Matthew Hurt’s sister lands Kansas scholarship offer
Dec 282018
 

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The younger sister of five-star basketball recruit Matthew Hurt landed a scholarship offer from Kansas earlier this week, according to a tweet from Minnesota reporter Pat Ruff.

Katie Hurt — a high school freshman — received the offer on Wednesday. She’s averaging 6.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game so far this season. According to Ruff, the Jayhawks also offered another freshman on Hurt’s team, Lilly Meister, who’s averaging 18.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season.

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Calipari visits five-star recruit Matthew Hurt again

 Posted by at 9:05 PM on December 18, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari visits five-star recruit Matthew Hurt again
Dec 182018
 

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UK Coach John Calipari and assistant coach Joel Justus were in Minnesota on Tuesday night for another trip to see Matthew Hurt, arguably the Cats’ top remaining target in the class of 2019.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 forward — was in Lexington two weeks ago for the first official visit of his recruitment, and he took another visit to North Carolina this past weekend. Calipari has been to Minnesota several times over the past few months to visit with Hurt, who is the No. 7 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

He’s expected to take additional official visits to Duke, Kansas and one other school — possibly Memphis — before making a college commitment in the spring.

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Matthew Hurt poses in UK uniform during visit

 Posted by at 11:43 AM on December 4, 2018  Comments Off on Matthew Hurt poses in UK uniform during visit
Dec 042018
 

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Five-star forward Matthew Hurt seemingly became the first UK basketball recruiting target to pose in official Wildcats gear during a visit to Lexington over the weekend.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 forward from Minnesota and one of the top 10 prospects in the 2019 class — posted a photo to Instagram on Monday night of himself dribbling in the UK locker room while wearing a Wildcats uniform.

The practice of dressing recruits up in college gear for photo shoots has become a staple of official visits at many top basketball programs — as well as the Kentucky football program — though UK basketball hasn’t done it until now.

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Matthew Hurt sets official visit to Kentucky

 Posted by at 9:01 PM on November 25, 2018  Comments Off on Matthew Hurt sets official visit to Kentucky
Nov 252018
 

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Five-star forward Matthew Hurt is expected to be in Lexington this weekend for his official visit to Kentucky.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, Minn. — is the No. 7 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings for the 2019 class, and he’s been one of UK’s top recruiting targets for the past year. His planned official visit to UK will be the first of his recruitment and was first reported Sunday night by Stockrisers analyst Jake Weingarten.

The early signing period for high school seniors ended Wednesday, so Hurt will not be officially signing with a college until the spring. He’s also considering Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Memphis, Minnesota and Villanova.

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