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John Calipari and Quade Green comment on transfer decision

Green is officially leaving UK.

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Kentucky sophomore point guard Quade Green is transferring, according to the school.

The transfer rumors emerged Wednesday morning, and it didn’t take long for Green to make the news official. While it’s not been the career he envisioned in Lexington, Green is grateful for his time at UK.

“I have loved my time at Kentucky and love Coach Cal and the staff,” Green said in a press release. “This was a difficult decision and one I didn’t take lightly. However, after talking with my family and the coaching staff, I just felt like it was best that I explore other opportunities for my athletic and academic future. I have enjoyed my time at Kentucky and I’ll never forget the Big Blue Nation for its love and its support.”

Since coming to UK as a five-star point guard in the Class of 2018, Green appeared in 43 games while averaging 9.0 points and 2.6 assists per game. He was third on the 2017-18 team as a freshman with 41 3-pointers and had made 11 of 26 this season (42.3 percent).

“I met with Quade yesterday and we talked through a lot of different things,” head coach John Calipari said in a press release. “The thing that struck me most is what a great kid Quade is. He felt like he was in a position that he couldn’t overcome and he had the maturity to come in and sit down and talk through it with me.

“Quade has my full support with this decision. We haven’t had many kids leave, but when we do, we always support them and, in just about every case, stay in touch with each other. I hope that will be the case with Quade.”

Best of luck to Quade where he lands. It looks like Washington is an early contender.