Kentucky Wildcats point guard Quade Green is staying in Lexington.
Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader spoke with Green’s mom, who said her son is returning to UK for his sophomore season.
There has been a lot of speculation that Green could transfer following a solid freshman season, mainly due to UK bringing in a bevy of guards next season. But for now, it looks like Green is ready to return and challenge for the starting point guard spot next season.
Green averaged 9.3 points, 2.7 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game in his freshman season at UK. He committed to UK as a five-star recruit that gained a lot of hype in his senior year of high school.
The 6-0 PHilly native was expected to be the Wildcats’ backcourt star before the emergence of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. With a lack of a table-setter in the backcourt, Green kind of faded into the midst of the rotation and struggled to stand out.
But Green certainly had his high points. he was a big factor in UK’s win over the Virginia Tech Hokies early in the year, scoring 17 points and dishing five assists. He also had 18 points and four assists in the Cats’ win over the Ole Miss Rebels.
With Ashton Hagans, Tyler Herro and Immanuel Quickley incoming in 2018 (or maybe 2019 for Hagans), there is a chance that Green will struggle just to see the court next season,but it sounds like he’s ready to take on that challenge.
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