Last Tuesday there were sightings of Division One college coaches Roy Williams of North Carolina, John Calipari of Kentucky and David Grace of UCLA in Rochester.

Wednesday Calipari reportedly offered 6'9 205 pound junior forward Matthew Hurt of John Marshall High School a scholarship.

You name the scouting service and Hurt is in the top six of recruits in the nation in the Class of 2019.

ESPN 60 lists him as #5 2019 recruit, says the 5 star player is #6 on their list.

On December 9 he scored 46 points and had 17 rebounds in a win over Lakeville South at Hopkins High School.

Against a very good Osseo team last Saturday he scored 40 points and had 19 rebounds at John Marshall.

20 Division One colleges have expressed an interest in the young man.

He recently had a visit from Kansas Head Coach Bill Self and the list goes on.

So when the Faribault Falcons play at Rochester John Marshall Tuesday night on POWER 96 Radio you just never know what celebrity coach will be in the crowd.

Matthew's brother Michael is currently a player on the University of Minnesota roster which has the Gophers on the list of schools hoping to land the talented player.

Hurt is currently averaging over 30 points a game and is shooting 60 percent from the field.  He's also averaging double digit rebounds in each game.

Here is a listing of the schools that have expressed an interest in the John Marshall Rocket to date.

  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Iowa State
  • Wisconsin
  • Indiana
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio State
  • Duke
  • North Carolina
  • Kentucky
  • Kansas
  • UCLA
  • Louisville
  • Xavier
  • Oregon
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina State
  • Florida
  • Arizona
  • Notre Dame

Big Nine fans have the remainder of this season and next season to enjoy Hurt in person against their favorite team.

It's the Falcons turn Tuesday night in Rochester and POWER 96 Radio will have the game beginning approximately 7:15 p.m.

I'm looking forward to seeing his basketball skills on the Rocket floor and frankly don't know how the Falcons are going to be able to handle him with no size on their roster.

Will Faribault pack it in and play a zone against Hurt and the Rockets ?

Will they extend possessions in an effort to shorten the game?

Tune in and find out.

Orlando Rosu. ThinkStock.

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