It appears to be all systems go for five-star Newton point guard Ashton Hagans’ attempt to reclassify to 2018 and join the Kentucky basketball program next season.
Hagans committed to Kentucky on April 10 after pushing back from his original pledge to Georgia, and expressed a pretty strong aspirations of working toward early graduation. Since then, the biggest story has been tracking Hagans to see if he would return for his senior season at Newton or do the work necessary to graduate high school early in order to enroll at UK, joining a star-studded recruiting class that includes fellow Georgia five-star player EJ Montgomery.
Well, according to comments Ashton’s father Marvin Hagans made in an article on SEC Country, Hagans appears poised to make that transition. According to the article, Hagans needed to complete four extra online classes in order to graduate in the summer. He’s set to complete the final class around the first week of June.
Hagans has been working at the accelerated pace since November, and according to the SEC Country article, the goal is for Hagans to get to Kentucky in time to join the Wildcats on an trip to the Bahamas where they’ll play four exhibition games.
I wonder what EJ and Ashton would look like playing together ... https://t.co/xNx8Jmk7K9 pic.twitter.com/HRQes7GmHj— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) May 23, 2018
NEW: Ashton Hagans stopped teasing and got straight to the point with me last night about his reclassification decision. "Tell them I'm coming. Coming soon." He's just about done with the work he needs to join Kentucky this summer. https://t.co/erRtXXfLan— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) May 23, 2018
“He needs to get there early to gel and get everything right,” Marvin Hagans told SEC Country.
Hagans would be part of a class that includes five five-star prospects, clearly the nation’s top recruiting class for 2018.
We'll have more directly from Ashton Hagans and his progress toward early graduation at covnews.com later today.