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One is quite the flashback from what feels like a lifetime ago.

NCAA BASKETBALL: MAR 15 Div I Men’s Championship - First Round - Kentucky v Davidson Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The transfer market is going to be massive for the Kentucky Wildcats this offseason as they already have some interesting options.

Now there are two more intriguing options on the transfer market.

According to Jeff Borzello, Davidson star guard Kellan Grady is in the transfer portal as a graduate transfer.

Grady averaged 17.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.4 assists while shooting 38.2% from three and 47.1% from the floor. He was also named first-team All-Atlantic 10.

If you recall, Kentucky faced Grady in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, as Davidson gave those Wildcats all they could handle. He scored 14 points on 4/14 shooting with four boards, two assists and no turnovers in 39 minutes of action as Kentucky held on for a 78-73 win without hitting a single three-ball (Grady was 1/5 from deep, while Kentucky attempted just six the entire game).

The other interesting option is UMKC guard Brandon McKissic who has officially hit the transfer portal.

McKissic averaged 17.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.5 steals while shooting 42.9% from three and 50.8% from the floor.

On top of his excellent three-point shooting, McKissic is also an outstanding defender as he was named the Summit League’s Defensive Player of the Year this season.

According to Eric Bossi of 247 Sports, we should expect a lot of major programs to try and land McKissic.

“In fact, they have already been doing their homework. Over the past month or so, 247 Sports has fielded calls from programs in the Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, SEC, Conference USA and the Atlantic 10 among others asking for background information.”

It is still too early to know if Kentucky will be in the mix for McKissic, but players like him that can do it on both ends of the floor aren’t in huge supply, and what he brings to the table is something that Kentucky desperately needs, though there’s been no indication they are interested thus far.

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