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.
5⭐️R.J. Hampton @RjHampton14 of @txbunation , has been hearing a lot from Kansas, Duke, Texas, Kentucky, TCU & Michigan as well as recently Florida State. He visited KU & Duke last autumn.— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) April 23, 2018
The current 2020 G also now has his own logo, as modeled by his father.@TheAthleticCBB pic.twitter.com/lMhUWCd7WW
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.
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.