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Grant Nelson contacted by Kentucky

Kentucky reached out to Nelson as soon as he entered the portal.

North Dakota State v Arkansas Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images


The Kentucky Wildcats are among the schools who’ve reached out to Grant Nelson following his entry into the transfer portal, according to 24/& High School Hoops.

Among the other schools who’ve reached out include the Alabama Crimson Tide, Kansas Jayhawks, Baylor Bears, LSU Tigers, Arkansas Razorbacks, and Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Probably safe to say Kentucky’s interest will be dependent on what happens with Hunter Dickinson.

With Nelson testing the NBA Draft waters, we probably won’t see a decision from him come for several more weeks, but he’s clearly a name to keep an eye on for Kentucky moving forward.

Another big name just hit the transfer portal as the third wave of this off-season’s transfer portal is underway.

On Tuesday, Mike McFeely of The Forum reported that North Dakota State star Grant Nelson plans to enter the transfer portal.

Nelson is currently testing the NBA Draft waters, but if he decides to return to college, he will be one of the top transfers available.

Last season, Nelson averaged 17.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.7 blocks, and 0.8 steals per game while shooting 60% on two-point shots and 72% from the free throw line.

Nelson was named First Team All-Summit League and shined against high-major competition.

Against Arkansas, Nelson finished with 17 points, six rebounds, and one block in just 21 minutes in NDSU’s season opener.

Following that game, Nelson added 11 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks against Kansas.

In the Summit League tournament semi-finals, Nelson recorded a 20-point, 22-rebound double-double in their 89-79 victory over South Dakota State.

The big knock on Nelson’s game is his three-point shooting, as the 6-foot-11 forward shot just 26.9% from three last season.

Despite the struggles from three, Nelson will be one of the best players in the transfer portal, and it will be interesting to see if the Kentucky Wildcats get involved in his recruitment.

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