The Original Whizzinator
- May 14, 2002
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Nah, despite the down year UK is in better shape than UA next year with 3 Top 30 recruits coming in and in the running for Jaden Hardy (#2 in 2021 class), they just have more talent overall, domestic or international.
The international kids are considered high level recruits but adjusting to US college game will take time.
It would be a big surprise if UK gets Hardy. The general opinion is G league, and if he goes to college UCLA. Most people at UCLA think it's G league. Never say never but it appears his interest in UK peaked quite awhile ago.
UCLA has 2 guys on the roster who have been friends with Hardy growing up, McClendon the incoming freshman guard is one, the other is PG Tyger Campbell who lived in Vegas for several years and is good friends with both Jaden and his older brother Amauri who played at Oregon last year. Cronin has lots of ties in Vegas too.
But virtually nobody that follows UCLA expects Hardy to play college ball