Another year, another potential offseason overhaul to the Kentucky Basketball roster.
Coming into the offseason, most assumed that Quade Green, PJ Washington, Sacha Killeya-Jones, Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt would all be back for the 2018-19 season.
Boy have things changed.
Most of those guys are now either gone, seriously considering a jump to the pros or a transfer to another school, the latter involving Green. There have been rumors brewing for several weeks that Green is mulling a transfer.
Adding fuel to the first is John Calipari pursuing not one but two 2019 point guards that could reclassify. There now is a real possibility both Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey are on the roster next season, which could mean Green is on the way out.
But even if that happens, Calipari still wants to have some experience in his backcourt next season.
In the event UK were to lose Green to transfer, KSR’s TJ Walker believes that Albany guard Joe Cremo is a name to keep in mind for the backcourt.
A 6-4 guard/wing, Cremo led Albany in scoring and assists last season with 17.8 points and 3.8 assists per game. He also grabbed added 4.1 rebounds per contest. His most notable performance was 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting with give boards and three assists in a 70-68 loss at Louisville.
In three seasons with the Great Danes, Cremo racked up 1,469 points, 440 rebounds, 300 assists, and shot a career 42 percent from three-point range and 85 percent from the free throw line.
As a graduate transfer, Cremo will be eligible immediately at the school of his choice. Now, it’s worth noting that Cremo recently cut his list of schools in consideration, which includes Texas, Creighton, Gonzaga, Oregon and Penn State.
But that’s without UK and other blue-bloods making a serious push for him. If that happens, Cremo could be someone to monitor for Cal’s Cats.