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Kadary Richmond to Seton Hall

One of the top backcourt transfers finds his next home.

Syracuse v West Virginia Photo by Jack Dempsey/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

As the Kentucky Wildcats search for another point guard, one of the top transfer options is now off the board.

On Tuesday, Syracuse Orange transfer Kadary Richmond committed to the Seton Hall Pirates.

Richmond, a 6-5 point guard who finished fourth in the ACC in steals per game (1.4), also averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 assists in 21 minutes per game this season as the Orange’s third guard.

The Brooklyn (NY) native was a consensus top-100 recruit in the 2020 class who picked Syracuse over Florida State, Oregon, UConn, Cincinnati, Iowa State and Xavier among others. His highest ranking was 85th overall by Rivals.

Despite Kentucky’s need at point guard, there never seemed to be any serious interest from John Calipari. Florida State was the school getting the most buzz as soon as Richmond entered the portal, while the Florida Gators were also thought to be in the mix.

But in the end, Seton Hall won out and will now have a promising young player with the potential to become one of the best guards in the Big East, which could be up for grabs next season depending on how NBA/transfer decisions play out at Villanova, UConn and Creighton.