Iowa Hawkeyes shooting guard CJ Fredrick has officially entered the NCAA transfer portal.
“After talking with Coach (Fred) McCaffery and with the statement released this morning from the University of Iowa, I have entered my name in the transfer portal,” Fredrick announced. “I have come to the difficult decision to participate in this process. Thank you Coach McCaffery and the entire basketball staff, all my teammates, and Hawkeye Nation for giving me a chance. I gave you my best and appreciate you letting me be part of Hawkeye Nation.”
While the process is just now getting officially started, the Kentucky Wildcats are already viewed as a strong contender for the Covington Catholic sharpshooter.
You might just say stuff just got real.
I have been able to confirm with a source that Iowa guard CJ Fredrick will be entering the transfer portal— Rob Howe (@RobHoweHN) April 19, 2021
Confirmed: Iowa guard CJ Fredrick is leaving the program. https://t.co/T0ZL4HsWo1— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) April 19, 2021
‘Big eye emoji.’
John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats have a lot of options when it comes to putting together a roster for the 2021-22 season.
Now there is a report that Kentucky may be adding a guard that should have Kentucky fans excited.
Dick Weiss of New York Daily News is reporting that there is a rumor out of Iowa that guard CJ Fredrick may be leaving Iowa and could be a transfer option for Kentucky.
crazy rumor out of iowa has cj fredrick transferring home from iowa and resurfacing at kentucky. have to see how this one plays out.— Dick Weiss (@HoopsWeiss) April 19, 2021
Fredrick started all 27 games for the Iowa Hawkeyes last season and averaged 7.5 points, 1.9 assists, and 1.1 rebounds. However, the stat that Kentucky fans will love is that he shot 47% from three on 3-point attempts per game.
If Kentucky can land Fredrick, it would provide coach Cal with another high-level shooter and further prove that he is starting to change from the long athletic players and bringing in better shooters.
Obviously, this is just an internet rumor for now. But if this scenario plays out, it would be a nice addition for next season.