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UK Signee Treasure Hunt Earns Two High School All-America Honors


LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky women’s basketball signee Treasure Hunt has been named a 2020 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association High School Coaches’ All-America honorable mention and 2020 Jersey Mike’s Naismith National High School All-America third team, it was announced Tuesday by both outlets.


The honors establish Hunt as one of the best high school basketball players in the nation and joins a long list of honors this year for the guard. Hunt has also 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. 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 11.0 points and 10.1 rebounds per game this season for Westwood High School while Toller is leading Sacred Heart by averaging 16.4 points per game hitting nearly 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 3x3 Tournament, defeating some of the best players in the nation under the age of 18 in the event. The Chattanooga, Tenn., 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 (22-8, 10-6 SEC) is currently ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 18 in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25. The Wildcats are awaiting NCAA Tournament selection with the official bracket being announced Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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