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UK Recruiting: Update on Ashton Hagans reclassification plans

The latest on Ashton Hagans and his reclassification plans. He’s also already friends with several incoming Wildcats.

It’s still not a 100-percent certainty that five-star guard Ashton Hagans is part of UK’s 2018-19 roster.

The plan has been for Hagans to be in Lexington next season, but it’s not quite the done deal everyone makes it out to be. Hagans will has work to get done in order to have the necessary coursework to graduate early and be on a college campus this year.

Chris Williams, Hagan’s AAU coach, told SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker that we may not get the final call until sometime in July.

“We won’t let anybody know until July what the game plan is,” said Williams. “Right now, he’s just focusing on being a 2019 and finishing out the school year strong and playing the spring season with AAU.”

While UK’s roster is already loaded with guards, Hagans is ready fo the challenge, and it helps he’s already familiar with UK’s incoming guards.

“He’s friends with Keldon (Johnson) and knows Tyler (Herro) from going to camps, and obviously we know Immanuel (Quickley) from playing against him last summer on the adidas [circuit],” said Williams, who added that Hagans is good friends with UK signee E.J. Montgomery.

Hagans, a 6-3, 180-pound point guard from Covington( GA), has the potential to do great things at the next level, regardless of whichever class he’s part of He’s ranked as highly as 8th for the 2019 class by 247 Sports and is the top point guard in 2019.

The strong, physical point guard is a terrific passer in transition and lives in the lane. His passing ability is matched with his outstanding shooting. He can drive the lane, put up jumpers, take contested 3s, and can just flat out score. With his size and big body he can also get into to paint for some boards. He’s a walking triple double.

Once the Kentucky Wildcats sent Hagans an offer on March 29th, it became a foregone conclusion that he’d sign with them. He was even vocal before receiving an offer that he would like to get one from Kentucky.

Whether Hagans reclassifies or not, he would be a great piece to add to any Kentucky team. If he does decide to stay in his class, it may just be a sign that he believes UK could be getting Tyrese Maxey and/or Jalen Lecque as well.

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