On Sunday night, news broke that Iowa Hawkeyes guard CJ Fredrick was entering the transfer portal. Once that news dropped, Hawkeye fans immediately began to accuse Kentucky’s coaching staff of tampering.
However, the fanbase wasn’t the only group taking shots at Kentucky. Even the official Iowa compliance department took a jab, as they sent out a tweet about avoiding contact with players before they enter the portal.
On the heels of all this, Fredrick’s uncle, Joe Fredrick, took to social media to call the Iowa program’s actions “Childish.”
“I want to thank you (everyone) for texting regarding CJ entering the portal,” Fredrick said in a Facebook post. “I want you, my friends, to know (there) has been a lot said about many things, but I want to clear up 100% no school ever tampered with CJ while he was at Iowa. I had clear communication with the staff at Iowa over rumors and how they were started. I also was clear about concerns throughout the season.”
He continued, “Bottom line is we won’t stoop to the level Iowa has shown CJ as he made a decision for himself. Their NCAA compliance tweets (are) childish, their running CJ through the mud on social media childish, their press release childish.”
After Fredrick tallied 52 career games and 459 career points, the Iowa basketball Twitter page announced his departure from the program as just a roster update. No thank you or well wishes.
During the 2020-21 season, Fredrick started all 27 games for the Hawkeyes and averaged 7.5 points, 1.9 assists, and 1.1 rebounds while shooting 47.4% from three on 2.8 attempts per game.
Seems like Iowa is taking Fredrick’s transfer really well.