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Matthew Hurt updates recruitment, hopes to commit before senior season

Hurt also went out of his way to say Kansas was even with the rest of the schools in consideration.

Five-star power forward and Kentucky target Matthew Hurt is in the midst of a busy summer, but he’s said that he plans to make his college decision before his senior season of high school basketball, according to Guy Limbeck of the Post Bulletin.

Hurt is the No. 4 player in the class of 2019 and the No. 2 power forward in 247 Sports’ rankings. He stands 6-9, 199 lbs.

Hurt hasn’t made any sort of decision just yet, according to what he told Limbeck.

“I’m still working on that,” Hurt said, according to Limbeck. “But playing under coach Self, I think that was pretty cool. I think that helps it out because learning from him, knowing what he likes, knowing what he doesn’t like, what he runs, what kind of defense he runs, if I do commit to him, I’ll be more comfortable right when I come in.”

Hurt played under Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self on Team USA’s 18U squad. But that doesn’t give Self an advantage, he said.

“I think every coach has the same chance right now because I’m just trying to fit my playing style in that system,” Hurt said, according to Limbeck. “And it could be any system. I’m just going to try and make that right decision for myself.”

Richard Hurt, Matthew’s father, said that his top list consists of Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Minnesota, North Carolina and UCLA.

Kansas is currently the favorite in Hurt’s crystal ball, getting 58 percent of the votes. Minnesota and North Carolina have predictions as well, but there currently aren’t any for Kentucky.

If he does decide before the start of his senior season, his decision would come by November.

You can read the rest of Limbeck’s story here, which includes comments from Hurt on how his busy basketball summer has gone, including his Team USA experience.

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