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Four-star Hagans fielding high-major interest


Ashton Hagans has been a hot commodity for quite some time now with college coaches despite only being at the end of his sophomore season. It doesn’t take long to see why, as he’s a 6-foot-4 point guard that can run a team efficiently while also creating his own offense.

Two of the country’s top programs, Kentucky and Kansas, have been involved with him lately. They join a list that already includes Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Wake Forest. Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Kentucky have already had the four-star prospect on campus for unofficial visits.


Kentucky: “It went well. We watched Big Blue Madness. We watched them practice too. I talked to coach (John) Calipari. He was just asking different questions about life.”

Georgia Tech: “I’ve watched them a little bit this year. They run the right plays and slow it down on teams. I like what they are doing there.”

Georgia: “I haven’t been there this year, but I’ve been there before. [Former Georgia star] Trey Thompkins is my cousin. He said it’s a good place and they make it feel like home.”

Auburn: “I like Auburn. I like his coaching style. He’s got a lot of energy.”


For now, Hagans is focused on helping his Newton County team make a deep run in Georgia’s highest classification. They take on Shiloh High School tonight for the region championship. After high school season ends, he’ll be playing with the Georgia Stars again during travel season. He plans to continue to visit school, but wants to wait until the very end to make a decision.


With him saying he wants to wait until late in his senior year to decide, it’s hard to even begin to pinpoint where he might end. Auburn, Georgia and Georgia Tech have had him on campus already, and Florida State is another school that has made him feel wanted early on. If Kentucky comes through with an offer, like it would be for a lot of kids, it will be tough for him to turn that down.