Kentucky WBB signee is a top-10 semifinalist for 2020 Naismith High School Girls Trophy
LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky women’s basketball signee Treasure Hunt has been tabbed to the home roster for the 2020 Jordan Brand Classic, which annually gathers the best high school basketball talent in the country for an all-star game in March. This year’s Jordan Brand Classic will be held Friday, March 27 at 6 p.m. ET at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
The Jordan Brand Classic website touts the games as a “showcase of the greatest male and female high school basketball players in the game today.” The girls game was established in 2015 and has been hosted by Jordan Brand family member Maya Moore. Tickets are available at Tickermaster.com.
Earlier this year, Hunt was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2020 Naismith High School Girls Trophy and was tabbed to the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game roster becoming the 11th UK signee to be selected to play in the prestigious game in Matthew Mitchell’s tenure.
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-20 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 13.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game this season for Westwood High School while Toller is leading Sacred Heart by averaging 16.5 points per game hitting over 40 percent from 3. Both Leveretter and Toller reached 1,000 career points earlier this season.
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 24.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
Kentucky (19-5, 8-4 SEC) is currently ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press Top 25 and will return to action Thursday at Ole Miss at 8 p.m. ET on SEC Network+. Tickets for all Kentucky women’s basketball home games this season are available online at ticketmaster.com.