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Quade Green Never Considered Leaving Big Blue Nation


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Quade Green Never Considered Transferring from Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky – Kentucky sophomore guard Quade Green never considered leaving Kentucky.


Following an up and down freshman season and the addition of two five-star point guards (pending the reclassification of Ashton Hagans), most believed Green would run from competition. However, the 6-foot guard never even considered leaving Big Blue Nation.



“That was just rumors,” said Green. “Never crossed my mind. That was all the media stuff, that wasn’t me. I wasn’t paying any attention to it. Me and Coach Cal already spoke.”


Green began the 2017-18 season as the starting point guard, but following the emergence of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and an injury early in SEC play; the Philadelphia native was moved off the ball. He feels comfortable with his decision to come back and he’s ready for whatever his sophomore season throws at him.


The former five-star and McDonald’s All-American looked like he struggled when he wasn’t hitting outside shots. He completely had to change his role on the team mid-season. When asked to identify what position he will play in a loaded backcourt this season, Green said he will play wherever they need him.


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“Wherever they need me to, I’m there. If they need me to play the five spot, I’m going to play the five spot. If that’s where they need me, that’s what they need.”


Green is focused on bettering his game before the season starts in November. He feels like he has an advantage because he knows what to expect going into the season.


“I’m super more confident now. This is my second year; I know what’s going on. I already have my feet wet, my feet is in the water already.”


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Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, where he earned a degree in elementary education. He currently resides in Middlesboro, Kentucky and is a credentialed media member at the University of Kentucky. Smith founded and published Go Big Blue Country in November 2016. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gbbcountry or reach him via email at

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