The offseason has officially arrived for the Kentucky Wildcats. With it comes the annual stay/go decisions that often see the majority of the roster heading elsewhere.
Following a disastrous 2020-21 season, will there be a large number of defections yet again?
Well, there are apparently rumors circulating that Keion Brooks Jr. could transfer this offseason. Whether or not that’s a legitimate story, Brooks’ father is already shooting it down via Kyle Tucker of The Athletic.
There's already some chatter out there about Keion Brooks exploring a transfer. Here's what his dad just texted me:— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) March 11, 2021
"That's BS and whomever putting it out needs to name the source. Fake news. [face palm emoji]."
Brooks, who just finished up his sophomore season, is not a legitimate NBA Draft prospect for now. So if he’s playing elsewhere next season, it could be for another school unless he’s content playing in the G-League or overseas.
Despite missing the first half of the season due to a calf injury, Brooks still made a nice jump in his second collegiate season, averaging 10.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He figures to be one of Kentucky’s most important players if he returns for a junior season, potentially following in the footsteps of Nick Richards, who didn’t break out until his third season in Lexington.
Still, it’s not a great sign there are already rumors Brooks could transfer. Hopefully, they turn out to be nothing more than rumors.