June 19, 2017

By: Julius Kim


Defensive is something that the class of 2019 guard Ashton Hagans takes pride in and it shows every time he competes on the floor. As Hagans was voted an All-Star at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, he expressed his thoughts on the overall experience, upcoming season at Oak Hill, father’s advice, and his recruitment status.


The Georgia native spoke about on what it means to be selected to this distinguished camp.


“You got to be on your P’s and Q’s at all times,” said Hagans. “You got to be ready to compete. It’s all the best people in the nation so just got to be ready and it was a great experience.”


As the 6-foot-4 point guard will transfer to play for the legendary coach Steve Smith, he touched on what changes he will encounter at his new school and his aid from his father.


“It’s going to be hard but I think I’ll get through it,” said Hagans about Oak Hill. “I just got to keep working and I know I’m going to get to where I need to be so I’m just ready for it,” he added. “He pushes me a little to hard but I know he’s just wants me to get what’s best for me,” Hagans stated about his father. “So I just listen to it and keep going and it’s just great having a father in your life.”


In terms of his recruitment, the Game Elite guard touched on programs he has heard from since June 15th and what it would mean to him if he earned an offer from Kentucky.


“Kentucky, UNC, UNLV, Texas Tech, Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Arizona, and that’s really it,” said Hagans on recruiting. “It would open my eyes,” he said when asked about the possibilities on a Kentucky offer. “I think if I get a Kentucky offer it’ll be a possibility that I commit but at the same time, I love every school that accepts me.”