In the past, we’ve seen some mixed results when Kentucky players go against their home-state school, especially when that school was heavily involved in their recruitment.
For Ashton Hagans, a Georgia native, he always seems to shine when going up against the Georgia Bulldogs and last night, the Wildcats point guard turned in one of his best performances of the season in leading the Wildcats to a 89-79 win.
Hagans scored 23 points while shooting better than 50 percent from the field. He accompanied that with nine assists, five rebounds, and four steals as well as a blocked shot.
Hagans’ 23 points is tied for the second-highest of his Kentucky career. The other 23-point performance just so happened to come last year when the Wildcats traveled to Athens.
In three career games against the Bulldogs, Hagans is averaging nearly 19.7 points per game, to go along with 4 steals and 6 assists.
Sometimes we see players try to do too much when playing against their home state school, but Hagans continues to play within the flow of the offense while putting up big time numbers and most importantly, leading his team to victory.
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Ashton Hagans remembers everything. pic.twitter.com/iH0akMUOoY— Not Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton2) January 22, 2020
A highlight of the night.
Kentucky’s Kash Daniel shows off the Belk Bowl trophy during the UK-Georgia game. pic.twitter.com/HW9l7b7lL9— Ryan C. Hermens (@ryanhermens) January 22, 2020
I love this photo.
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A good start to keeping the Kentucky kids in the Bluegrass state.
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The investigation has apparently turned up some disturbing allegations.
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I like this idea.
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Two worthy inductees.
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Not sure that’ll work, but hey, maybe worth a try.