Back in June, we wrote about how Taveion Hollingsworth being someone to watch for in terms of in-state recruits for UK.
Hollingsworth, a 6-2, 165-pound guard out of Dunbar High School in Lexington, is easily one of the best prospects in the state of Kentucky right now. With UK needing to fill 6-8 spots on next year’s roster, adding a guy like Hollingsworth in the same manner as Dominique Hawkins or Derek Willis were could be possible in the 2017 class.
Now, Chris Fisher of Cats Pause reports that UK assistant coach Joel Justus was at Dunbar Wednesday to watch Hollingsworth. This is the first reported meeting of any kind between UK and the 2016 Sweet 16 MVP, so it remains to be seen how interested John Calipari is right now.
Still, it’s always great to get a look at any Division I prospect playing in your own backyard, and there’s no question Hollingsworth has the potential to make an impact in college.
Since leading Dunbar to a KHSAA Sweet 16 championship, Hollingsworth has picked up offers from UAB, Western Kentucky, La Salle, and EKU. He’s also drawn interest from Cincinnati and West Virginia.
We’re still probably a ways away from UK actually offering Hollingsworth, who will likely wait until the spring in hopes of earning more scholarship offers along the way.
But knowing that UK has some level of interest in Hollingsworth makes him someone that UK fans will keep an extra close eye on this fall and winter.
Hollingsworth told the Herald-Leader last year that UK was his dream school, so he’ll probably wait awhile if he thinks an offer is reachable.