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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Matthew Hurt scores scholarship offer from UK

Matthew Hurt put on a show in front of John Calipari, which helped score the elite forward a scholarship offer.

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The Kentucky Wildcats have extended a scholarship offer to Matthew Hurt, according to Evan Daniels.

Hurt is one of the top players in the Class of 2019, as nearly every major ranking has him among the top five prospects. Head coach John Calipari and assistant Joe Justus watched Hurt on Tuesday, where he erupted for 48 points.

"I'm very honored and blessed because they’re a great program and Coach Cal is a great coach and it's an amazing feeling, really," Hurt told Daniels.

Hurt, who hails from John Marshall High School in Rochester (MN), is ranked fifth overall in the 2019 class by ESPN in addition to being the No. 2 power forward. Rivals also has him ranked No. 5 overall.

Among the schools that had already offered Hurt include Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Kansas, Arizona, Notre Dame and Oregon among others.

This fall, Hurt has taken unofficial visits to UK, Indiana, Duke, North Carolina, Minnesota and Kansas. His 247 Sports Crystal Ball has Minnesota edging out Kansas. Part of that is due to Matthew’s older brother, Michael Hurt, being a sophomore at Minnesota and plays basketball for the Gophers under head coach Richard Pitino.

But let’s see how it goes now that the younger Hurt has an offer from UK.

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