It is very difficult for players just completing their freshman season to be the best player on the court in a high level 17 and under game. That however is exactly the case most of the time when class of 2019 prospect Matthew Hurt steps on the floor.
Hurt, a 6-foot-9 forward, is a special talent and keeps proving that every time he plays in a game. Hurt has been one of the most consistent players on the adidas Gauntlet, and again on Thursday in a high level game against the Eric Gordon All-Stars, Hurt was terrific.
With schools such as North Carolina, Minnesota, Louisville, Indiana, Kansas, Florida, and Ohio State looking on, Hurt was tremendous.
Hurt showed off his unique ability to attack off the dribble, while also being a major threat from the perimeter as well as inside. At this point Hurt could stand to add some weight to his frame, but that should come with maturity and time.
In the game Hurt was 8-14 overall from the floor for 19 points, but even more impressive is that he led the team in rebounding with 7. As long as Hurt continues to rebound the ball at a high level he will do everything possible to stay in the top 10 of the already loaded class of 2019 rankings.
On the recruiting trail Hurt will continue to be one of the most heavily pursued recruits in the country. Along with being an excellent basketball player, he is also a very good student. Still it is the unique skillset and versatility that makes Hurt such an intriguing long term prospect, and with that he will be one of the top prospects in his class for the foreseeable future.