UK coaches plan visit with top recruit Matthew Hurt

 Posted by at 5:13 PM on August 29, 2018  Comments Off on UK coaches plan visit with top recruit Matthew Hurt
Aug 292018
 

Hurt

Kentucky will be one of the first schools to get a meeting with top-10 national basketball prospect Matthew Hurt when the fall recruiting period starts next weekend.

Coaches from UK, Duke and Kansas are scheduled to meet with the Minnesota native on Sept. 9, according to Stockrisers.com recruiting analyst Jake Weingarten. That is the first day of the fall recruiting period, when college coaches are permitted to be on the road for in-home and in-school visits with recruiting targets.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, Minn. — is the No. 6 overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He is also considering North Carolina, UCLA, Indiana, Memphis and Minnesota.

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Maxey returns to court in USA’s gold-medal victory

 Posted by at 10:13 PM on June 16, 2018  Comments Off on Maxey returns to court in USA’s gold-medal victory
Jun 162018
 

Tyrese Maxey

UK commitment Tyrese Maxey returned to the court Saturday night after missing time with a sprained ankle and helped the USA Basketball U18 team defeat Canada, 113-74, to win a gold medal in the FIBA Americas U18 tournament.

Maxey, who suffered a sprained ankle in the team’s final pool game earlier this week, scored two points in 12 minutes against Canada. He started in all three of Team USA’s pool games, averaging 11.0 points in 20.0 minutes, before missing the quarterfinal and semifinal games with the ankle injury.

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Maxey among leading scorers in Team USA opener

 Posted by at 11:18 PM on June 10, 2018  Comments Off on Maxey among leading scorers in Team USA opener
Jun 102018
 

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Tyrese Maxey scored 14 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and three steals in the USA Basketball U18 team’s 105-73 victory over the Dominican Republic in Sunday night’s opener at the FIBA Americas tournament in Canada.

Maxey, a UK commitment for the 2019 class, was 5-for-8 from the field and 2-for-5 from three-point range. The USA team will play Panama on Monday night, and UK assistant coach Tony Barbee was there to see Maxey and a few UK targets play Sunday.

Starting alongside Maxey on Sunday were fellow UK targets Matthew Hurt (12 points and a team-high nine rebounds) and Cole Anthony (a team-high 18 points and three assists).

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National analyst makes prediction on top UK target

 Posted by at 10:46 AM on June 7, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst makes prediction on top UK target
Jun 072018
 

Matthew Hurt

National recruiting analyst Andrew Slater has logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kansas for five-star power forward Matthew Hurt, one of UK’s top targets in the class of 2019.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Rochester, Minn. — was recently announced as part of the 12-player USA Basketball U18 team after taking part in that squad’s training camp in Colorado over the past week. Kansas Coach Bill Self is coaching the U18 team — meaning he’ll get plenty of time with Hurt — and the Jayhawks were seen by many as the favorites in his recruitment even before the U18 tryouts.

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Tyrese Maxey makes USA Basketball U18 team

 Posted by at 4:25 PM on June 5, 2018  Comments Off on Tyrese Maxey makes USA Basketball U18 team
Jun 052018
 

Maxey

UK commitment Tyrese Maxey has made it past the final round of cuts and will be part of the USA Basketball U18 team that travels to Canada later this week to play for a FIBA gold medal.

Maxey — a 6-foot-3 point guard — was one of 12 players selected for the squad, which is being coached by Kansas’ Bill Self and will start international play Sunday night. The future Kentucky Wildcat — a member of the class of 2019 — has been in Colorado Springs since last week as part of the U18 training camp.

Other UK targets joining Maxey on the U18 team are Cole Anthony and Matthew Hurt. Both of those uncommitted 2019 prospects are also being recruited by Self.

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Calipari makes a side trip on weekend recruiting trail

 Posted by at 11:58 AM on April 22, 2018  Comments Off on Calipari makes a side trip on weekend recruiting trail
Apr 222018
 

Matthew Hurt

UK Coach John Calipari spent the first two days of this weekend’s live recruiting period in Texas, primarily watching the Wildcats’ top targets on the Nike and Under Armour circuits.

Calipari popped up Sunday morning in the Indianapolis area, however, to check out five-star power forward Matthew Hurt, one of the top players in the class of 2019 and a marquee name on the Adidas circuit this summer.

Hurt — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Minnesota — is the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports rankings. Calipari has hosted him for an unofficial visit to Lexington and extended a scholarship offer in January.

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National analyst logs prediction for Matthew Hurt

 Posted by at 10:32 AM on February 8, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst logs prediction for Matthew Hurt
Feb 082018
 

Matthew Hurt

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer logged a Crystal Ball prediction Wednesday in favor of Kansas for five-star basketball recruit Matthew Hurt, one of the handful of prospects from the class of 2019 with an early scholarship offer from Kentucky.

Hurt — a 6-foot-10 forward from Minnesota — plays on the Adidas circuit and is one of the top post scorers in the country. The versatile junior is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 4 overall player in the 2019 class.

UK Coach John Calipari visited Hurt in December and extended a UK scholarship offer then. Hurt was also in Lexington last fall for an unofficial visit to UK’s campus.

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Major UK target now ranked No. 1 by Scout.com

 Posted by at 12:00 PM on September 19, 2017  Comments Off on Major UK target now ranked No. 1 by Scout.com
Sep 192017
 

Wiseman

James Wiseman — the first basketball recruit in the class of 2019 to earn a scholarship offer from Kentucky — is now the No. 1 junior in the country, according to the new Scout.com rankings.

Wiseman — a 6-foot-11 power forward who recently moved from Nashville to Memphis — landed an offer from Coach John Calipari last week, and he was UK assistant coach Joel Justus’ first visit at the start of the fall recruiting period earlier this month.

Kentucky is viewed as the possible early favorite in Wiseman’s recruitment. ESPN also recently moved Wiseman to the No. 1 spot in the 2019 rankings.

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