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Ashton Hagans See’s a Way he and Quade Green can Work Together in Kentucky’s Backcourt
You don’t have to worry about Kentucky commit Ashton Hagans being concerned about Quade Green’s return to Kentucky for a sophomore season. It was announced last week that Green would be back at Kentucky next season, as Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader got the confirmation from Green’s mother.
Hagans, the nation’s No. 1 point guard for 2019, will likely reclassify to 2018 in order to join a loaded backcourt at Kentucky in the fall. He doesn’t care who is there and Green returning doesn’t change his stance with Kentucky. In fact, he has already watched film on Green and sees how the two can fit alongside each other.
In a story by Jason Jordan with USA Today High School Sports, Hagans spoke about the former five-star guards decision to return to Kentucky.
“I’ve watched film on Quade and I still do now and I love what he does, especially defensively,” said Hagans. “He’s a dog on defense and we both pick up 94 feet so I know we’d complement each other really well.”
Not only will Green be on the roster if Hagans does indeed decide to reclassify. He will be joined by five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley and if five-star guard Tyrese Maxey decides to reclassify and commit to Kentucky, the Wildcats would have four five-star point guards on the roster. That said, it doesn’t scare Hagans away from a reclassification, which is what he told USA Today High School Sports.
“I can play with anyone; even other point guards,” said Hagans. “I love to pass and play with different types of players. If I decide to come to Kentucky next season it will be a great situation for everyone.”