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4-star SG Davion Hannah hoping for Kentucky offer, learning from Tyler Herro

Zack Geogheganby:Zack Geoghegan05/21/24

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When Davion Hannah took the hardwood over the weekend during the Indianapolis session of the Nike EYBL circuit, a familiar face was watching from the sidelines.

No, I’m not talking about new head coach Mark Pope or any of his assistants (although they kept a close eye), I’m talking about former Kentucky guard Tyler Herro, who made All-SEC Second Team in 2019 before going on to enjoy a successful — and ongoing — NBA career that saw him win Sixth Man of the Year in 2022 with the Miami Heat.

Hannah, a Wisconsin native ranked No. 31 overall in the 2025 class by the On3 Industry Ranking, suits up for Team Herro, which is sponsored by Tyler Herro and coached by Tyler’s dad, Chris. Hannah originally started the AAU season with the Mac Irvin Fire but switched over to Team Herro beginning with session two. The move has paid off for both sides. Hannah has been impressive while Team Herro is 8-2.

“The first session, even though I was new it didn’t feel like I was new,” Hannah told KSR on Saturday. “I fit in very well with these guys. They all good players, well-coached, work hard, it’s something I love to be a part of. EYBL going great so far.”

Tyler Herro was in attendance for all of Team Herro’s four games this past weekend in Indy. His younger brother, Myles Herro, is the squad’s starting point guard. Hannah has leaned on the five-year NBA veteran over the last few weeks, working out and taking coaching tips from him along the way.

“I actually worked out with him,” Hannah said of the former ‘Cat. “He’s in the league. I can learn a lot from him, which I am. He’s on the side talking to us. When I make a mistake, I go to talk to him, tell me what I need to do, do it.”

Even though Herro played at Kentucky under the previous regime, he still holds the program in high regard. “It’s Kentucky,” he said matter-of-factly. “They produce pros, they win. It’s just a good program to be a part of.”

With Pope and Co. now running the show in Lexington, Hannah is on the staff’s radar. Assistant coach Cody Fueger has led the charge so far, letting the 6-foot-6, 180-pound Hannah know that he would watch him play over the weekend, which Fueger did on Sunday during Team Herro’s clutch 66-64 win over Expressions Elite.

“We didn’t really talk much,” Hannah said of his communication with Fueger. “he was just letting me know that he was gonna watch me play and stuff down here. Still have to build a better bond off the court with him, just get to know him better.”

Hannah dropped 13 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals on 5-14 shooting in the victory, but more importantly, he hit the shot that won his team the game right at the buzzer. The long jumper was taken over Top 25 prospect Dwayne Aristode, one of the better defenders in the 2025 cycle.

When asked to describe his traits, Hannah describes himself as a two-way prospect who values winning over anything. He points to his improved three-point shot at his biggest recent development. He’s up to 34.4 percent from deep (12-35) through seven games with Team Herro.

Along with Kentucky, Hannah says the likes of Michigan State, Cincinnati, DePaul, Xavier, and Arkansas (now coached by John Calipari) have been reaching out the most as of late. Alabama offered him on Sunday. No offer has come in yet from the Wildcats, but it’s one Hannah is looking forward to earning.

“No, not yet,” he said about a scholarship from UK. “Hopefully soon.”

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