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Thursday Quickies: Bryce Hopkins Edition

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The Kentucky coaching staff met with the former Louisville commitment yesterday.

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No offer was made, but Kentucky is staying in contact with Bryce Hopkins, the four-star forward in the class of 2021 who recently decommitted from the University of Louisville.

Hopkins, the 6’7” forward from Oak Park, Illinois, is ranked 33rd in the class by the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

According to Kentucky Sports Radio’s Jack Pilgrim, Hopkins (virtually) met with John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff for more than an hour last night.

Aside from Kentucky, Hopkins has heard from a plethora of schools since decommitting earlier this week.

Among them are South Carolina, Duke, Michigan, Texas, Georgia, Providence, Notre Dame, DePaul, Northwestern, Marquette, Seton Hall, Oregon, Mizzou, Nebraska, and Illinois.

Here is what Evan Daniels had to say about Hopkins back in March.

A versatile prospect, Hopkins is best utilized as a face up forward, but he has the skill to play out on the perimeter at the three-spot. Hopkins grew to 6-7 during his junior season and his body has continued to progress. He has an impressive feel for the game, a good skill set and is an aggressive scorer that can score it from all three-levels. Hopkins is particularly effective out of the high post, where he can make plays off the dribble or make the right pinpoint pass. Hopkins is also an active rebounder that gets on the backboard and is capable of grabbing a board and starting the break. On the flip side, Hopkins lacks consistency as a long-range threat, and is just an OK athlete.

Hopkins has the feel of one of those guys who really could’ve blown up in terms of his ranking with the ability to play on the summer circuit as recruiting insiders seem to really love his game.

It seems like Kentucky has a lot of competition, but landing Hopkins could be a big piece of the 2021 puzzle if the Cats are able to do so.

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