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Kentucky Transfer Bryce Hopkins Announces Commitment

Bryce Hopkins for Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 23: Bryce Hopkins #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives to the basket against Darius Days #4 of the LSU Tigers at Rupp Arena on February 23, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

After one year at Kentucky with limited minutes and no starts, former four-star forward Bryce Hopkins decided to leave Lexington. Today, he revealed his transfer destination.

Taking to Instagram, Hopkins announced that he is committing to the Providence Friars. The Friars are coming off a Big East regular season title and a trip to the Sweet 16 - their first such trip in 25 years.

"Friar Forever," Hopkins wrote on Instagram, adding a black heart and a photo of himself in a Friars jersey. The move comes two weeks after announcing he was leaving Kentucky and entering the transfer portal.

As a true freshman for the Wildcats this past season, Hopkins appeared in 28 games but averaged less than seven minutes a game. He averaged 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.

Coming out of high school last year, Bryce Hopkins was the No. 39 overall prospect per 247Sports. He was the No. 8 power forward in the nation and the No. 2 prospect from the state of Illinois.

Kentucky wound up winning the battle for him, but Providence was high on his list leading up to the decision.

Hopkins should have no problem finding plenty of minutes and starts under Ed Cooley next year. Whether or not he can parlay that into a spot in the NBA Draft lottery will be interesting to see.

Did Bryce Hopkins make the right choice in going to the Friars?