On Tuesday, 247 Sports’ Evan Daniels reported that Ashton Hagans had withdrawn his verbal commitment to Georgia. Hagans is a 6’4”, 185 pound point guard in the Class of 2019, and according to 247 Sports, he’s a top 10 prospect in the class.
Once that news became public, things started moving quickly in terms of other teams checking in on Hagans. Since we’re writing about this on this website, I’m pretty sure you’ve already figured out that Marquette is one of those teams. Pat Lawless spoke with Game Elite head coach Chris Williams, and he had this to say about Hagans, who plays for that grassroots club team:
“Florida, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Boston College, Marquette, Providence and Ohio State have reached out since opening up his recruitment,” said Williams.
247 Sports’ Jerry Meyer took that one step further, reporting that Marquette and Georgetown would be visiting Hagans in Georgia on Wednesday. MU head coach Steve Wojciechowski is not fooling around according to Meyer, as he is reporting that Marquette’s entire coaching staff will make the trip. The reason for the big push is likely due to a piece of news that came out quickly after the news of his availability but was quickly retracted. Hagans is, in fact, not reclassifying to 2018 as was originally reported by multiple outlets. According to Meyer, though, Hagans is still working towards the process of beginning his collegiate career in the fall of 2018 instead of 2019.
It’s obviously not a straight through line comparison, but I want to give you an idea of what this means for Marquette: Hagans has a rating of 0.9967 in the 247 Sports Composite system, which ranks him #8 in 2019. If you slide that score over to 2018, he would be ranked 11th..... but that would be one spot ahead of former Marquette target Quentin Grimes.
Here’s two videos of Hagans highlights, both from last summer:
As things stand right now, Marquette has one scholarship available for the fall of 2018 and project to have two spots open in the fall of 2019. Here’s how the scholarship chart looks right now.