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Kentucky Contacts Milwaukee Transfer BJ Freeman


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With an early start to the off-season, Kentucky has gotten off to a quick start by reaching out to players who have entered their names into the transfer portal. Kentucky has contacted a few different players in the portal, including Cliff Omoruyi, a center from Rutgers, and Jordan Ivy Curry, a guard from UT San Antonio. The most recent player contacted by the staff is BJ Freeman, a 6'6 forward from Hickory, North Carolina.


BJ Freeman is already one of the most sought-after players in the portal for the upcoming season and Kentucky is just one of many different schools to reach out to the young talent. A few of the school who have also reached out are Kansas, Tennessee, Villanova, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and many others. With that being said, it is worth noting that Freeman also has intentions to test the NBA Draft waters this summer so it isn't exactly a guarantee that he will be back in college next season.


The Milwaukee transfer had an awesome season this past year for the Panthers of the Horizon League, averaging over 21 points per game on a 42.2% shooting percentage and 35.1% from beyond the arc. He also managed to grab 6.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. BJ Freeman is going to be a hot commodity if he does indeed decide to come back for another season of college and I like that Kentucky has gotten their name into the hat early on.


The only downside to Freeman testing the NBA Draft waters is that can take quite a bit of time to decide as the draft isn't until June. This could easily burn Kentucky like it has in previous years even though Freeman is a top target in the portal. The longer Kentucky waits the more players they could miss out on but it is still worth keeping an eye on because I think Kentucky is a good fit him to play in.


Freeman had this to say about his interest in Kentucky, "I'm willing to do whatever to win and put another banner up there at Kentucky."


So I guess we'll see if it actually comes to light down the road.







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