Kentucky WBB signee will play in prestigious game becoming 11th UK signee to receive the honor
LEXINGTON, Ky. – A week after being named one of 25 players to the 2020 Naismith High School Girls Trophy Midseason Team, University of Kentucky women’s basketball signee Treasure Hunt has been named one of 24 high school players nationally to the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game roster.
The annual McDonald’s All-American Game will take place April 1 at the Toyota Center in Houston and will be televised on ESPN2. Hunt is the 11th UK signee to be selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game.
Hunt along with Nyah Leveretter and Erin Toller signed National Letters of Intent to play at Kentucky back in November and will enroll this summer. The three signees make up a top-10 recruiting class in the nation according to ESPN.com. Leveretter and Toller were both honored as nominees for the McDonald’s All-American Game and are having great senior seasons in high school. Leveretter is averaging 14.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game this season for Westwood High School while Toller is leading Sacred Heart by averaging 15.9 points per game and is hitting 42 percent from 3 this year.
Hunt is ranked as a top-10 player in the 2020 class by the All-Star Girls Report, while ProspectsNation.com tabs her as their 15th best player in the class. A five-star guard according to ESPN.com, Hunt was recently a gold medalist from the USA Basketball U18 3×3 Tournament, defeating some of the best players in the nation under the age of 18 in the event. The Chattanooga, Tennessee, native was one of five women’s players in the nation invited to Steph Curry’s 30 Select Camp in 2019 and was also invited to USA Basketball U18 tryouts, the Slam Summer Classic in New York City, the John Lucas Top 160 Camp and was a member of the 2019 Run for the Roses All-Tournament Team. Hunt had an incredible junior season at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, where she is coached by her mother, Keisha. The guard averaged 19.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals as a junior. This year, Hunt has upped those numbers averaging 21.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 blocker per game.
Kentucky (15-3, 4-2 SEC) is currently ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 and will return to action Monday vs. Auburn at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network. Tickets for all Kentucky women’s basketball home games this season are available online at ticketmaster.com.