Kentucky Wildcat Basketball Recruiting: The WBN talks with 2015 guard Austin Grandstaff


The Huntington Prep program coaced by Rob Fulford is one of the most elite prep schools in the nation year in and year out. They are loaded this year with 6 D-1 players, and are led by the #1 player in the nation Andrew Wiggins. In December of last year Huntington Prep added some youth to its roster, and not only youth but they added a 4 star 2015 guard Austin Grandstaff.

Austin comes in at 6-4 185 pounds, and is a very skilled player. Yes, he is a very young player so he has time to get in the weight room and get stronger, but he has unlimited potential. He is already getting looked at by some of the major programs around the nation. Austin plays for Team Texas in AAU, and made a name for himself on the AAU circuit this summer.

Earlier this week I had a chance to speak with Austin about his young high school career, and his plans for the future as he continues to grow as a player. A side note-I fully expect John Calipari to give this kid a look as next season he and Montaque Gill-Caeser take over the Huntington Prep program.

WBN: How is it for you to now play with Andrew Wiggins at Huntington Prep, and what was the reason you decided to transfer to Huntington Prep?

A. Grandstaff: Its nice playing with drew, he is an amazing player and a great teammate. The main reason that I wanted him to come to HP was to get a chance to play on a big stage against the best players in the country. I also wanted to have a chance for him to practice with and against some of the best players in the country.

WBN:  I know you are still very young, but you may have just had your breakout game this week when you had 22 and 9 in a win over Charlestown JV. With that being said, who has offered, and who has been in contact the most?

A. Grandstaff: I have had offers from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UMASS, Marquette and getting interest from Syracuse, Duke, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, TCU, and Kansas.

WBN: Has Kentucky been in contact with you guys? If Kentucky was to offer would you take a serious look at playing for Kentucky?

A. Grandstaff: Kentucky hasn’t been in contact, and if they offered it would be a serious look.

WBN: Who in college do you look up to the most, and do you have a favorite team or coach?

A. Grandstaff: I look up to Rotnei Clarke(Butler) the most he, he played for Team Texas, and I watched how hard he worked and continues to work. I don’t like a certain team I just like a lot of teams.

WBN: How excited are you guys to get a chance to play Montverde academy in March at Freedom Hall?

A. Grandstaff: We are very excited to play Montverde in Freedom Hall. I heard it’s a very cool place and can’t wait to play them.

WBN: What’s the one thing about John Calipari or Kentucky that sticks out to you the most?

A. Grandstaff: The one thing that sticks out to us is that Coach Calipari can get guards to the NBA, and he lets his players play.

If you want a chance to see Austin and Huntington Prep you will have a chance to March 3rd at Freedom Hall as they take on Montverde Academy who has newest UK commit Dakari Johnson. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.


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