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R.J. Hampton hearing a lot from UK Basketball

One of the best guards in high school hoops is getting a lot of interest from UK and other blue bloods.

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While John Calipari and staff are going all-in on finishing the 2018 class and working on 2019, they’re also working on the Class of 2020 as well.

If Kentucky has their way, point guard R.J. Hampton could be a part of that class.

According to Andrew Slater of The Athletic, Hampton has been hearing a lot from Kentucky along with several other schools.

The 6-4 point guard is ranked 4th in the class by 247 Sports, and Duke, Kansas, and Texas seem to be the very early leaders in his recruitment. As a sophomore, he still has plenty of time left in his recruitment before a decision is likely to be made.

As of now, the Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Longhorns have offered, along with the Baylor Bears, California Golden Bears, Florida State Seminoles, LSU Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies among many others.

Interestingly, Hampton is 17 years old, a year older than many in his class, and there have been rumblings he could move into 2019. He’s given no indication now that he could reclassify, but with his age, that could be something to keep an eye on as the recruiting circuits roll on.

Hampton is one of the best point guards in the class and will definitely be a player to keep an eye on as the recruitment develops.

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