We are officially in the transfer portal part of the offseason as the Kentucky Wildcats will likely need to add some pieces to complete their 2023-24 roster.
On Sunday, Jon Rothstein reported that Kentucky has reached out to North Carolina transfer Puff Johnson.
North Carolina transfer Puff Johnson tells me that he's receiving interest from the following programs:— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 26, 2023
UC Santa Barbara
Johnson played in 27 games for the Tar Heels this season but only started in 2 of those. However, he still averaged 16 minutes per game.
For the season, the 6-foot-8 forward averaged 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. It is likely that the Cats will need to add outside shooting to the roster and despite Johnson being known as a shooter, that has not translated to the college game.
Through his three-year career at UNC, Johnson is shooting just 24% from three, 38% from the field, and 65% from the free throw line.
Kentucky has expressed interest in Johnson, but there will be better options that will hit the portal moving forward.