Bryce Hopkins’ recruitment put the Top 40 power forward squarely in-between tow of the most passionate fanbases in all of college basketball. Like in almost every case with this rivalry, Kentucky ultimately had the upper hand over Louisville.
The 6-foot-7, 225-pound power forward from the Chicago suburb of Oak Park initially committed to the Cards in November of 2019. Almost one year later to the date, Hopkins announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky. At a summer basketball camp just outside of Louisville at South Oldham High School, he explained why he chose the Wildcats.
“I felt like this was the best situation for me,” Hopkins said.