Ashton Hagans has made his commitment. On Tuesday, the No. 1-ranked point guard in the Class of 2019 announced his college decision which will take him to one of the blue blood programs in the SEC. Where is Hagans headed? To play for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats.
Hagans had hosted the Kentucky staff last Thursday for an in-home visit.
It must have been a great meeting between the Wildcats coaching staff and the five-star recruit’s family because just a few days later he took to social media to confirm his commitment to the Kentucky program.
“Proud to announce that I’m committing to The University Of Kentucky,” he wrote on Twitter.
The 6-foot-4 Hagans currently stars at Newton High School in Covington, Georgia. He is the top-ranked point guard in the nation, No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Georgia, and the No. 8 overall recruit in the country.
It is a well-timed announcement for the Wildcats, who will need to replace starting point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who declared for the NBA Draft on Monday. It also comes one day after Calipari and company landed power forward E.J. Montgomery, another five-star recruit.
While Hagans is officially a member of the Class of 2019, it is believed that he will be reclassifying and joining Kentucky in time for the 2018 season.