The Kentucky Wildcats are getting in the mix with a four-star shooting guard from Atlanta (GA).
Dillon Hunter is a 6-3 versatile playmaker in the class of 2022. Currently, 247 Sports ranks him as the 32nd-best player in America in his class right on the cusp of a five-star nod.
Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers is reporting that Kentucky was among another slew of schools to reach out to Hunter recently. Dayton, Wake Forest and Ohio State were also mentioned. Weingarten also tweeted that Georgia head coach Tom Crean spoke with Dillon Hunter via phone. The Bulldogs offered him extremely early considering he will just be entering he just completed his sophomore year of high school.
Hunter took an unofficial visit to Lexington back in November of 2019.
In a recent interview with Evan Daniels, the Georgia prospect talked about his desire and intent to get his teammates while making a defensive impact.
“I’m best on the court getting everybody involved, playing defense. I’m long so I disrupt a lot of shorter point guards and I can go get mine too.” Hunter said.
There will also be some heavy competition for whoever ultimately gets his commitment, because he has some sentimental ties to both Clemson and Georgia.
“My brother is going to Clemson so they’ll come and watch my games sometimes and watch him too and then last summer around Vegas they were coming to watch my games and they said they liked my game too” he told Daniels.
Then the hometown hero pitch from Georgia and Tom Crean will be relentless until the end. Not only was he offered by them ridiculously early but he also has family ties to the University. Both his mother and father attended Georgia.
It’s still very early in this recruitment, and it’s likely that more major programs will get involved. But UK remains in contact with the young up-and-coming shooting guard.