The Kentucky Wildcats have made their first offseason splash.
On Monday, the school announced that Davidson transfer Kellan Grady had signed with the Wildcats. Grady recently entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer, which means eligibility for next season isn’t much in question.
Welcome to the family, @KellanGrady31 #LaFamilia x #BuiltDifferent pic.twitter.com/tTaAznuAN4— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 29, 2021
A four-year starter at Davidson, Grady has enjoyed a standout career in the A-10. This past season, he averaged 17.1 points on 47.1% shooting and 38.2% from behind the arc. He also added 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He was a First-Team All-A-10 pick this season.
In 115 career games, Grady has scored 2,002 points and hit 240/656 three-point attempts (36.6%). He averaged at least 17.1 ppg in each of his four seasons with Davidson.
Grady fits the mold that every coach is looking for when recruiting scorers in the pace-and-space era that we have entered into. For his career, Grady has shot 36.2% from three, and has finished with above a 45% field-goal percentage in each of his four seasons as a starter in Davidson.
The Boston (MA) native has shown he is an effective scorer that can fill it up from all three levels, so it’s obvious as to why John Calipari would be interested in adding a guy like Grady to next seasons roster.
Kentucky actually faced Grady in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, as the then-freshman scored 16 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 over Davidson. Perhaps getting that up-close look is part of why John Calipari and his staff wasted no time in reaching out to Grady once he entered the portal.
Now, check out some highlights of the newest Wildcat in action.
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