Another day, another five-star recruit for John Calipari at Kentucky.
Ashton Hagans, a 6’3 point guard from Georgia, committed to the Wildcats Tuesday morning. His decision comes one day after Kentucky landed five-star forward E.J. Montgomery.
Hagans is currently ranked as the No. 18 prospect in the class of 2019, but there’s a chance he could reclassify to join next year’s team. Hagans was originally committed to Georgia, but decided to reopen his recruitment in February. At the time, his grassroots coach on the Adidas circuit said he may move up a year to the class of 2018.
Hagans has yet to officially make that move, but it’s possible he could still do it.
Ashton Hagans tells @EvanDaniels he is taking the class to reclassify for 2018 but a final decision as to his class has not been made
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) April 10, 2018
Mark Fox, who recruited Hagans at Georgia, offered this scouting report:
Mark Fox, who had point guard Ashton Hagans committed to Georgia, to ESPN on the now-Kentucky commit: “He’s a beast. He’s bigger and more powerful than everybody at his position. He gets to the rim and can finish, and is an excellent and instinctive passer — and is a great kid.”
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 10, 2018
Here’s an interview Hagans did with DraftExpress last August:
Kentucky will have Quade Green back at point guard next season, but needs to replace Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who departed for the draft. Backcourt depth looks like to a concern for Kentucky at the moment, so Hagans would be a big addition should he decide to reclassify.
The Wildcats made it to the Sweet 16 this past season before falling to Kansas State.