Fredrick said on Tuesday that “Kentucky in no way” reached out to him before he was in the transfer portal.
“Kentucky in no way had reached out to me before the portal,” Fredrick said on Tuesday.
Once Fredrick announced his intentions to transfer, coach John Calipari was one of the first to contact him. The rest is history. Fredrick will be suiting up for the Kentucky Wildcats this upcoming season.
Iowa transfer CJ Fredrick, who led Covington Catholic to a state title at Rupp Arena, looking forward to “making more memories” in that building as a Wildcat.
Also clarified: “Kentucky in no way had reached out to me before the portal.”
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) May 18, 2021
CJ Fredrick was an excellent role player for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He averaged 7.5 points, 1.9 assists and 1.1 rebounds per game during his career at Iowa.
Fredrick is capable of getting hot from three-point range. He shot 47 percent from deep with the Hawkeyes. There’s no doubt John Calipari will make the most of his three-point shooting in Lexington.
Fredrick has plenty of experience to boast. He’s played in 52 college basketball games. Better yet, he’ll have three years of eligibility remaining with Kentucky.
The Wildcats should be able to bounce back this upcoming season after missing out on last season’s NCAA Tournament. Coach Cal signed two five-star and one four-star prospect in this year’s class. Fredrick is one of four transfers heading to Kentucky, as well.
Kentucky should be a contender this upcoming season, despite last year’s disappointing showing.