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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Player Preview: Mychal Mulder

Coming to Lexington from a JuCo in Indiana, Mulder is the highest value incoming transfer of the Calipari era, especially on offense.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

#11 Mychal Mulder

Height: 6'4''

Weight: 183 pounds

Position: Shooting Guard

Previous College: Vincennes University (Indiana)

Recruiting Services: Rivals: 4 Stars; 24/7: 4 Stars (3-Star composite), #14 JuCo Prospect

Twitter: @MychalMulder


John Calipari's transfer players at UK have been a mixed bag over the years.  Darnell Dodson was enigmatic and routinely lazy (especially on defense), but played 500+ minutes on Cal's first team.  Eloy Vargas was a nice, but unspectacular, contributor off the bench.  Twany Beckham did nothing.  Ryan Harrow was an unfortunate disappointment.  Julius Mays was the lone leader on the '12-'13 team.

Mychal Mulder will prove to be an entirely different entity as a transfer in UK lore.  Mulder comes in as a three-point specialist with sneaky athleticism (a 44 inch max vert is impressive; see the dunk videos below, one of which was on former 'Cat James Young).  The Canada native projects as a solid complimentary player off the bench in the backcourt over the next two seasons.

A JuCo First Team All-American, Mulder averaged 15.7 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game last season at Vincennes University.  Most impressively, Mulder shot 46.3% from three-point range, a scintillating clip for such a high volume shooter.  For comparison's sake, though their competition was obviously more fierce, Tyler Ulis shot 32.9% and Devin Booker shot 31.1% from the perimeter for UK last season.  UK possesses a consistent ace operating from the outside that it somewhat lacked last season.  As a must-be-respected long-range shooter, Mulder's perimeter roaming should space the floor nicely and open things up for Poythress, Lee, and Labissiere on the inside.

The transfer is also no stranger to winning.  Vincennes went 67-5 during Mulder's freshman and sophomore seasons.

Mulder was a coveted JuCo prospect, with offers from UK, Mizzou, Wichita State, Mississippi State, Morehead State, and IonaLouisville was also interested, at one point.

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