One of the nation’s best recruits from the 2017 cycle is leaving his program. According to a release from Kentucky, former five-star point guard recruit Quade Green is leaving the Wildcats after one and a half seasons with the program.
News broke early Wednesday morning that Green was considering a move. Kentucky didn’t wait long to confirm the news.
Green released a statement about his transfer.
“I have loved my time at Kentucky and love Coach Cal and the staff. This was a difficult decision and one I didn’t take lightly. However, after talking with my family and the coaching staff, I just felt like it was best that I explore other opportunities for my athletic and academic future. I have enjoyed my time at Kentucky and I’ll never forget the Big Blue Nation for its love and its support.”
Green averaged 17.8 minutes per game this year, down from 25.6 minutes per contest last year. The former Philadelphia high school star considered Villanova and Syracuse during his recruitment before signing with John Calipari and the Wildcats.