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UB MBB Recruiting Profile: LaQuill Hardnett

NCAA Basketball: Tulane at Cincinnati Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports


Position: Forward

Height: 6’8”

Weight: 210 lbs

Previous School(s): Perry Hall High School

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA


247 Rankings:

  • Grade: 88
  • National Ranking: 302
  • Position Ranking: 73 (SF)

Offers and Interest:

  • High School: Cincinnati, Buffalo, Canisius, Quinnipiac, La Salle, Hofstra, St. Bonaventure, Western Kentucky
  • As a Transfer: Buffalo, Michigan, George Washington, St. Bonaventure

Player Breakdown

One year ago, Buffalo was a finalist for Cincinnati transfer LaQuill Hardnett when he graduated high school, and although the commitment came a year later than Bulls fans hoped, he will finally be donning the blue and white. Hardnett is a versatile wingman that played a point forward role for his Maryland state champion Perry Hall teams. In his senior season Hardnett averaged 17 ppg, 10 rpg, and 4 apg en route to his second career Baltimore Sun All-Metro First Team selection. Hardnett red-shirted his freshman year at Cincinnati, before being squeezed out of the program by new coach John Brannen. Since Hardnett has already used his redshirt it is anticipated that he will sit one and play three, but there are rumblings online that he may get a waiver and be eligible to play immediately.

With the 2019 recruiting class complete we now know what 2019 and beyond looks like for the Bulls. The 2019 roster is the tallest Bulls team in recent memory with the 13 scholarship players having an average height of 77.55” (6’ 5.55”) which is the greatest in UB history since started tracking it in 2007. Granted, the Bulls are waiting on waivers for two of their taller players in Hardnett and Josh Mballa, the current roster composition has length on the wings that can help on the boards without a clearly established big man on the roster for UB.


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