Quade Green joined Kentucky as a freshman back in 2017-2018, but transferred to Washington after just nine games with the Wildcats in his sophomore year. After appearing in just 15 games for the Huskies this season, though, Green was ruled academically ineligible by the school on Thursday.
After receiving a waiver to play immediately, Quade was having a pretty good season for Washington. Green averaged 11.6 points and 5.3 assists in 30.4 minutes per game. He shot 51.4% from the field and 44.7% from three as well. His numbers are almost all up to career-highs across the board, which really shows the opportunity he was getting from Mike Hopkins.
There is still a chance for Quade to play again this season. Green has been ruled ineligible for the winter quarter that ends on March 20th. With the first round of the NCAA Tournament starting on March 19th-20th, Green could return to the floor if Washington were to make it to March Madness.
They’d have to stay afloat without him, though, since they only sit at 11-5 overall with a 1-2 record in the PAC-12 as of today. They do have some very talented players in Isaiah Stewart and Jaden McDaniels with the rest of conference play ahead of them, so anything is possible.
Losing Green is still a substantial loss and you hate to see it happen to a former member of the UK family. Quade will be able to practice with the team during his absence, so hopefully he can stay ready if he gets his opportunity come tournament time.