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2019 5* PG Ashton Hagans

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Covington, GA (Oak Hill Academy)Point Guard
Ht 6-4 Wt 185
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22 offers including AU, Florida, Kansas, Wake, Baylor

 

 

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Auburn 'in the top' for Ashton Hagans

Jeffrey Lee | Senior Editor
 
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Ashton Hagans visited Auburn with Game Elite teammates Christian Brown and Jaylin Williams.
Jeffrey Lee/AuburnSports.com

AUBURN | Four-star point guard Ashton Hagans took advantage of the opportunity to attend the Chuck Person Shooting Camp in Auburn on Sunday.

Sure, he toured the Tigers’ campus and facilities again, and he met with coach Bruce Pearl, but he also learned from Person, Pearl’s associate head coach and one of the most prolific scorers in Auburn history.

“I learned a lot of new things,” Hagans said. “That was a good feeling. I feel like my shot got a lot better.”

Hagans, who is ranked the No. 32 overall player in the 2019 class, owes his improvement to Person.

“He’s a great coach, a great shooter, one of the best shooters of all-time,” Hagans said. “He taught me how to shoot better. I got better because of him.”

Hagans already had developed a bond with Person. The visit Sunday was more about building on that bond and improving his game. Person has been recruiting Hagans for more than two years.

The relationships with Person and Pearl, as well as the other Auburn coaches and the family vibe, has the Tigers heavily in the mix for Hagans.

“Auburn is in the top,” Hagans said. “I’ve been here a lot and I like how the coaches talk to you. They treat you like you’re their son. And the players come talk to you and they treat you like a real brother.”

Hagans is transferring this fall from Newton (Covington, Ga.) to Oak Hill in Mouth of Wilson, Va., but the distance won’t keep him from returning to Auburn.

Hagans, who is 6-foot-4 and weighs 190 pounds, has offers from Auburn, Kansas, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Georgia and Oklahoma State, among others. He’s also receiving heavy interest from Kentucky, Louisville and USC.

Hagans doesn’t plan to make an early decision, but Auburn will be a major factor when a decision is made.

“I like it at Auburn,” Hagans said. “I’ll be back.”

 

 

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6'4 PG YES FREAKING PLEASE

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Ashton is a beast. 

I see 24/7 still has his CB at 100% Uk. Hopefully the recent visits paired with the interest Brown is showing can help us chip away at that. 

 

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Corey Evans gives Hagans the "The Headache Inducer" award from his play at the NBPA: Top 100 camp. Pretty good little read. Seems like he's already quite the defender. 

THE HEADACHE INDUCER

 

Hagans led the entire camp in assists by a wide margin, but what really separates him is just how dominant he is on the defensive end of the floor. Very rarely does a young prospect like Hagans base his basketball identity around his defensive efforts, but that is exactly what the Game Elite product is all about. He will lock you up for 94 feet and use his energy, length, lateral skills and quick twitch abilities to achieve 10-second calls, that is if his defender can even get that far. Averaging close to two steals per game, Hagans has shades of Elfrid Payton to his game and for his opponents, makes life a living hell, forcing them to bring Advil courtside.

Recruitment: Practically the entire SEC is already on Hagans as Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Auburn and Alabama may have put in the most work up until now. Auburn is the latest program to have him on campus, though several of the bluebloods have begun to show interest.

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6'4" PG who plays nasty defense and who led the entire camp in assists.  This kid is a game changer come on BP pull him in.

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