Over the past few days, a plethora of players have entered their name into the NCAA transfer portal. Well, it turns out that graduate transfer Lamarr Kimble has already made his decision.
Kimble dealt with multiple injuries during his time at Saint Joseph’s. Nonetheless, that didn’t prevent him from putting up great statistics in the A-10.
This past season, Kimble was the second-leading scorer for the Hawks with 15.6 points per game. Unfortunately his contributions weren’t enough to push the team into the NCAA Tournament.
Saint Joseph’s underwent a major move this offseason by parting ways with Phil Martelli. He spent the past 24 seasons as the head coach of the basketball program.
Perhaps the decision to let Martelli go is the reason that Kimble submit his name into the portal. Regardless, it’s apparent that top schools around the country had interest in the guard’s services.
According to college basketball insider Jeff Goodman, Kimble will transfer to Louisville to play for Chris Mack.
Louisville has landed St. Joe’s grad transfer Lamarr Kimble. Huge pickup for Chris Mack and the Cardinals. Averaged 15.6 points and 2.8 assists per game this season.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 11, 2019
The Cardinals were a No. 7 seed this past March Madness, but were upset in the opening round by the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Louisville should be a contender next season, and expectations will be even higher if Jordan Nwora decides to return for another year.
Kimble should give Mack a replacement for Christen Cunningham, who just finished his last year of eligibility.