Some surprising Friday afternoon news with major implications on next year’s basketball roster, Nolan Hickman has decommitted from the University of Kentucky.
The Twitter account @recruitsnews was the first to break the news and KSR confirmed the report.
— Recruits News (@recruitsnews) April 30, 2021
Moments later, Hickman gave the following statement via Instagram.
“I got nothing but All love for BBN.. Coach Cal.. and the entire kentucky coaching staff,” he says. “Thank you.”
Hickman is the fourth-ranked point guard in the Class of 2021, according to the 247 Sports Composite. He was recruited to Kentucky by Tony Barbee, whose recent departure may have played a role in the decommitment; in addition to Calipari seeking other point guard options in the transfer portal. Now Calipari needs two point guards from the point guard market, and Hickman’s decommitment may mean he is aware of Calipari’s plans for the position.
Hickman had already signed his Letter of Intent at Kentucky, so he will need to be released to enroll elsewhere. Good luck to him, wherever he ends up.