September 18, 2007

UK interest heating up for Madisonville guard

Madisonville North Hopkins junior Jon Hood is getting more and more attention these days from the home state school. And while Kentucky may have been trailing the pack just a few months ago, the Wildcats are making up ground in a big hurry. It's a good thing, too, with other major programs knocking on the door of the four-star prospect.

Hood's stock has been rising fast after good performances in a summer packed with elite camps at places such as Ole Miss, Indiana, and Kentucky. The 6-foot-6, 180-pound guard is a versatile player who impressed many scouts with his ability to shoot from the perimeter. He is currently rated the No. 39 prospect nationally in the Class of 2009 and the No. 7 shooting guard.

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