Kentucky set to host Brandon Huntley-Hatfield on virtual visit this week

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[caption id="attachment_270576" align="alignnone" width="782"] Alyssa Trofort | Under Armour[/caption] Kentucky is set to host one of the top prospects in high school basketball on a virtual visit this week. 2022 top-ten prospect Brandon Huntley-Hatfield will take a virtual visit with the Kentucky coaching staff on Thursday, his mother, Antoinette Huntley, tells KSR. https://twitter.com/JackPilgrimKSR/status/1262838355634655235?s=20 Originally a member of the 2021 class, the five-star forward moved back a year to the 2022 class over a year ago, sparking legitimate reclassification rumors in recent months. Academically, Huntley-Hatfield remains a junior, which explains why he was allowed to take official visits to both Ole Miss and Memphis back in the fall. Though the 6-foot-9 forward and his camp say he's sticking with 2022 for now, the expectation is that Huntley-Hatfield will ultimately reclassify back to his original 2021 class when it comes time for a decision. And when that decision comes, Kentucky is seen as the heavy favorite, with UK picking up two FutureCasts for the five-star forward on Rivals.com and three Crystal Ball picks on 247Sports.com. Originally from Clarksville, TN, Huntley-Hatfield is the cousin of former UK forward Alex Poythress. UK assistant coach Joel Justus first visited the 6-foot-9 forward on September 16, followed by a trip from head coach John Calipari on October 22 and a scholarship offer on October 29. Justus then visited Huntley-Hatfield again on December 8, with the five-star forward returning the favor with an unofficial visit to Lexington on December 28. Justus added another visit to see the top-ten prospect on February 5. Check out some of Huntley-Hatfield's highlights below: https://youtu.be/KHS03AZLRlc

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