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Fredrick has been cleared for full basketball activities.

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Kentucky Wildcats guard CJ Fredrick has been medically cleared to play, and started training with the team last week, according to Jack Pilgrim of Kentucky Sports Radio.

Fredrick underwent a minor surgery in July for a leg injury, which had been pre-existing, and practiced for the first time on Friday. Fredrick is expected to be a full participant in practices starting in the next week or so, according to Pilgrim.

Kentucky, so far, has been easing Fredrick back into game shape.

There is also zero concern regarding Fredrick’s availability to start the season on November 9 against the Duke Blue Devils.

Fredrick transferred from Iowa to Kentucky in May, following three seasons for the Hawkeyes, although he did redshirt his first year.

Fredrick is a career 46% shooter from three-point range in college and averaged 10.2 points per game two seasons ago, and 7.5 points per game last season.

John Calipari has talked about running a more modern offense, even going as far to talk about running some 4-out-1-in sets, revolving around three guards. Fredrick has the ability to be sharp shooter in an offense that has an elite point guard at the helm with TyTy, and a good, seasoned veteran in Sahvir Wheeler to make plays.

Here’s to hoping we’re about to see the best of CJ Fredrick as he begins his UK career.

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