NCAA Basketball: SEC controls 22′ 5-star Brandon Huntley-Hatfield’s top-5

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Brandon Huntley-Hatfield

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl takes the court before the game at Auburn Arena 
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Scotland Performance Institute (PA) forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield updated his NCAA Basketball recruitment Friday and is another step closer towards selecting his next home for basketball.

The 5-star forward indicated the final five NCAA Basketball schools in consideration are Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Kansas, and Wake Forest. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield eliminated Louisville, Georgia, and Virginia Tech from his top-8 schools and is nearing a decision.

After transferring from national power IMG Academy this offseason, the #6 overall player in the country is looking to continue to develop his game ahead of the jump to the college ranks.

Huntley-Hatfield’s game is very versatile and representative of the modern evolution of frontcourt players exhibiting guard-like traits. At 6’9”, the junior is already a menace in the paint and brings the physicality to his opponents.

However, his scoring ability comfortably extends into the midrange and perimeter areas where he can create mismatches throughout the game. His development has shown high consistency and discipline to square his body, shoulders, and feet to the basket on shooting attempts, especially in situations where he’s stepping into his jumper.

His ability to put the ball on the floor and make plays for himself are one of the many reasons he’s regarded so highly. Furthermore, Huntley-Hatfield displays strong mobility running the court and challenging shooters on the floor. His defensive range is going to be highly valuable at the next level and will instantly make an impact for his next program.

Looking ahead towards a potential commitment, Huntley-Hatfield will be zeroing in on the program that best fits his current skillset as well as the school that allows him to keep developing those traits to becoming a more well-rounded draft prospect.

Of his 5 remaining schools, which ones are best suited to meet those criteria and his on-court tendencies?

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