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Kentucky contacts De’Vion Harmon; set to have call with John Calipari

Kentucky wasted no time in reaching out to one of the top guards to hit the portal.

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Just hours after Oklahoma Sooners guard De’Vion Harmon entered the transfer portal, Adam Zagoria reported the Kentucky Wildcats were among several programs to reach out.

Harmon told ZAGSBLOG he’s heard from Kentucky, Indiana, Oregon, Texas and Gonzaga and is expecting to have Zooms with Oklahoma, Texas and Oregon and a call with Kentucky’s John Calipari.

Seeing schools like Texas, Oregon and Gonzaga reach out this soon shows Harmon is already becoming one of the top transfers to hit the portal since the offseason began. And for John Calipari to directly reach out, you have to think Kentucky has serious interest in the 6-2, 198-pound guard out of Denton (TX).

A four-star recruit in the 2019 recruiting class, Harmon was a full-time starter this past season while averaging 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He started 22 of his 31 games as a freshman the previous year while averaging 7.4 points, 2.0 assists and 2.1 boards per contest. He’s a career 33.7% three-point shooter, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Harmon becomes the latest in a long list of transfer options Kentucky has reached out to, though he’s easily one of the best and someone that would instantly upgrade the Wildcats’ roster.

However, don’t expect a decision on his next home to come soon, as Harmon is also testing the NBA Draft process, and the withdrawal deadline doesn’t come until July. Then again, if a program like Kentucky or Gonzaga pushes for him, perhaps a decision will come much sooner.

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