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UK not included in list of schools who have reached out to Romello White

White is one of the top frontcourt transfers, an area Kentucky desperately needs help in.

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On Sunday night, news broke that Arizona State forward Romello White was jumping into the transfer portal, and he immediately became one of the best bigs to enter the portal this offseason.

It just so happens that the Kentucky Wildcats are in dire need of frontcourt help, which makes White seem like a potential candidate to help it.

But according to Stadium reporter Jeff Goodman, these are the schools who’ve reached out to White, a list that does not include Kentucky.

  • Vanderbilt
  • Michigan State
  • Wake Forest
  • Memphis
  • Arkansas
  • West Virginia
  • DePaul
  • Ole Miss
  • Georgia
  • Georgia Tech
  • Georgetown
  • Auburn
  • Purdue
  • Seton Hall

Goodman added that White prefers to stay close to his Georgia home if he plays college ball next season, but playing pro ball somewhere is also an option.

A 6-8, 235-pound forward, White averaged 10.2 points (56.9% shooting), 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 28.5 minutes per game last season. He had outings of 18 & 17 vs. Georgia, 19 & 10 vs. Colorado, 18 & 7 vs. Washington, and 18 & 12 vs. Creighton.

White isn’t the 7-foot center Kentucky ideally needs right now, but he’d still be a major additions if John Calipari wanted to pursue. Perhaps Kentucky not reaching out means they fill good about another power forward they’re recruiting in Evansville transfer DeAndre Williams, who is set to make a decision sometime this week. I doubt Calipari would want to take White and Williams since they’ll both spend a lot of time at the 4 spot next season.

Of course, if Williams goes elsewhere, then perhaps Calipari will reach out to White.

For now, Vanderbilt looks like the favorite, as they already have a prediction for White in the 247 Sports Crystal Ball.

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