The best remaining player in the class of 2021 is reportedly aiming to make his decision in two weeks.
Jaden Hardy, who is still considering the Kentucky Wildcats, made the announcement on Instagram live.
2021 5⭐️ G Jaden Hardy says he is committing in two weeks via IG Live. That’s huge news for the senior out of Las Vegas. Many regard Hardy as the best scorer in the 2021 class. Wherever he decides to take his talents to, it will make headlines nationally. pic.twitter.com/xkt2lVj6Rr
— HIGH LEVEL (@highlevel000) May 3, 2021
Hardy is the No. 2 overall player in the class of 2021 and is seen as the best scorer in his class, and potentially all of high school hoops.
However, all signs point towards the G-League for Hardy. Every major recruiting expert has put in their crystal ball to the pro-route for Hardy.
At one point, way back in a normal life in 2019, Hardy was seen as a lock to Kentucky. Even going as far as attending a Kentucky practice when the Wildcats made their trip to Las Vegas in December of 2019.
Since then, the UK-Hardy connection has faded, as the G-League and UCLA buzz has picked up. If Hardy does not decide to go the pro route, UCLA is right in the thick of things.
Hardy’s main recruiter at Kentucky was Joel Justus, so while Kentucky does remain as an option, It seems very unlikely that Hardy will be coming to Lexington to play his collegiate ball, if he plays college ball at all.