John Calipari continues to be active in the transfer portal as Kentucky aims to get back on track after a 9-16 season in 2020-21.
One name to pay close attention to, CJ Fredrick of Iowa, entered the transfer portal Monday. Fredrick was born in Alexandria, Kentucky, and played high school basketball at Covington Catholic.
Rumors have been swirling about Fredrick to Kentucky since February, but nothing was worth discussing until he officially entered the portal. That decision came Sunday via a report and an official announcement followed from Fredrick Monday.
“After talking with Coach McCaffery and with the statement released this morning from the University of Iowa, I have entered my name into the transfer portal,” Fredrick said. “I have come to the difficult decision to participate in this process. Thank you Coach McCaffery and the entire basketball staff, all my teammates, and to Hawkeye Nation for giving me a chance. I gave you my best and appreciate you letting me be a part of Hawkeye Nation!”
Kentucky is expected to pursue the Iowa sharpshooter that shot 46.1 percent from three-point range as a freshman and 47.4 percent as a sophomore.
Fredrick will have three seasons of eligibility remaining if he chooses to use the NCAA’s blanket waiver that was awarded due to the COVID pandemic.
The Kentucky Daily crew discussed the news that Fredrick is officially in the portal. You can listen to the episode below.
- Will CJ Fredrick land at Kentucky?
- How Fredrick fits alongside what Kentucky already has on the roster
- A possible multi-year player via the portal?
- How does John Calipari complete 2021-22 roster?