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Ashton Hagans blows kisses to Georgia fans booing him

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Hagans had the perfect response to salty Bulldogs fans.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE

Hagans ended up having the game of his life, scoring 23 points to go with five boards, four assists and four steals to tame the Georgia Bulldogs.


The Kentucky Wildcats came into Athens knowing that their starting point guard would get a lot of heat.

Georgia native and former five-star Ashton Hagans was originally planning on being a Bulldog, as he verbally committed to Georgia when he was still a Class of 2019 recruit.

That changed when Georgia decided to fire head coach Mark Fox and replace him with Tom Crean.

John Calipari said Monday that following Fox’s firing, Hagans’ parents called him and asked if the Wildcats would have interest. The rest is history, but Georgia fans are still upset about not getting the in-state star, who has become the key to the 2018-19 Kentucky Basketball team.

As expected, Hagans was booed heavily when he stepped onto the floor for warm-ups.

Instead of getting aggressive or getting upset Hagans had the perfect response. The Georgia native blew kisses to his home state fans, according to Rex Chapman:

It seems any fears Kentucky had of the 19-year-old Hagans being discouraged or nervous can go out the window. He came out strong in the first have with eight points, two assists and no turnovers.

The young star looks ready to take on the challenge of playing in a venue where everyone is rooting against him.