Kentucky has already been active in the transfer market over the past few years, and it appears that trend will continue. With former five-star recruit Jordan Brown officially in the NCAA transfer portal, the Wildcats will be in pursuit of his services.
Brown was the No. 19 overall recruit from his class, per 247Sports. The California native held offers from marquee programs, such as UCLA and Arizona.
After going over his options for the 2018 season, Brown ultimately chose the Nevada Wolfpack. He finished his freshman season averaging 3.0 points per game.
While it’s still far too early to determine where Brown will take his talents, the list of teams interested in him has been revealed.
The list of programs showing interest in Brown is highlighted by Kentucky, Oregon, Ohio State, Arizona and UCLA. Even though the Wildcats aren’t close to home for the Nevada transfer, they’ll definitely be a factor.
Brown is the second transfer that Kentucky is showing interest in this offseason. Head coach John Calipari recently landed Nate Sestina from Bucknell.
Kentucky, Arizona, Cal, Oregon and Baylor are just a handful off schools that have reached out to Nevada's Jordan Brown after he entered his name into the transfer portal last week. https://t.co/F0CqNc8vaF
— Nevada Sports Net (@NevadaSportsNet) April 18, 2019
If Brown does decide to leave Nevada, he’ll have to sit out next season due to NCAA rules. The former McDonald’s All-American would still have three years of eligibility remaining.
The Wildcats also have interest in grad transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. He was so impactful for Virginia Tech this past season, averaging 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Landing either transfer target would help Kentucky fill the void left behind from it’s one-and-done freshmen.