Tyler Herro Thinks Kentucky Could Land Ashton Hagans For 18-19

Tyler Herro Thinks Kentucky Could Land Ashton Hagans For 18-19

Tyler Herro thinks there could be a chance that Ashton Hagans reclassifies to 2018 and joins Kentucky next season.

Apr 7, 2018 by Adam Zagoria
Tyler Herro Thinks Kentucky Could Land Ashton Hagans For 18-19

NEW YORK -- Tyler Herro thinks he may have some more company when he heads to Kentucky next season.

Herro and Ashton Hagans have been exchanging Tweets, and the 6-foot-5 Herro believes Hagans could reclassify and end up at Kentucky for the 2018-19 season.

"Hopefully, he said he likes it a lot," Herro said Saturday after Jordan Brand practice in Brooklyn. "He might reclassify to 2018, so we always got room for another guy."

Right now Kentucky's three-man recruiting class consists of Herro, 6-6 small forward Keldon Johnson, who sat out Saturday's practice with an ankle injury, and 6-3 point guard Immanuel Quickley, who is not here but played in the McDonald's All-American Game.

The 6-4 Hagans, currently ranked as the No. 1 point guard in 2019 by 247Sports.com, may reclassify to 2018 and land at Kentucky. With Kentucky freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander set to announce his NBA plans on Monday, Hagans' announcement could soon follow.

"I've been playing against Ashton for a while because he played up," Herro said. "He's obviously 2019 but he played up 2018 for most of his AAU career."

And if he comes to Kentucky, what will they be getting?

"He plays full court, 94 feet, he's really just a dog," Herro said. "He plays defense, he can facilitate and stuff like that."

As it stands, Herro, out of Greenfield (WI) Whitnall, likes the three-man class Kentucky has.

"I think I'll bring my scoring, my shooting, they kind of lacked that this year, I would say," he said. "Keldon, he can do it all. Immanuel, he's a good point guard, can get up and down the floor. So I think we can all bring something."

Herro believes he can be a shooter and scorer for the Wildcats.

"I think I'll be scoring mostly, scoring and competing," he said.

So far, freshman wing Kevin Knox has announced for the Draft, while freshman forward P.J. Washington will test the Draft waters without an agent. Gilgeous-Alexander could also be gone as of Monday.

Hamidou Diallo could be next.

Tai Wynyard is transferring.

Still, Kentucky could return several players, including Quade Green, Nick Richards, Wenyen Gabriel and Sacha Killeya-Jones, giving them a core of "veterans" along with the newcomers.

"I'm thinking Hami's going to leave, Shai, Kevin," Herro said. "Hopefully, P.J. stays. We would love to have them all back, just so we can have some experience. I think they lacked that this year a little bit. Hopefully, Wenyen comes back. The more guys that stay, the better we'll be."

Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who runs ZAGSBLOG.com and contributes to The New York Times. Follow Adam on Twitter.