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Kentucky sophomore guard Quade Green is transferring from Kentucky. UK confirmed the news in a press release Wednesday afternoon.
Green notified Kentucky of his decision on Wednesday and he will transfer without any restrictions, per NCAA rules.
“I have loved my time at Kentucky and love Coach Cal and the staff,” Green said. “This was a difficult decision and one I didn’t take lightly. However, after talking with my family and the coaching staff, I just felt like it was best that I explore other opportunities for my athletic and academic future. I have enjoyed my time at Kentucky and I’ll never forget the Big Blue Nation for its love and its support.”
Kentucky coach John Calipari met with Green on Tuesday to talk about things and he has the UK coaches full support.
“I met with Quade yesterday and we talked through a lot of different things,” UK men’s basketball head coach John Calipari said. “The thing that struck me most is what a great kid Quade is. He felt like he was in a position that he couldn’t overcome and he had the maturity to come in and sit down and talk through it with me.
“Quade has my full support with this decision. We haven’t had many kids leave, but when we do, we always support them and, in just about every case, stay in touch with each other. I hope that will be the case with Quade.”
Greens minutes significantly decreased this season, as the sophomore guard struggled to find a spot in the backcourt alongside freshmen guards Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley, and Tyler Herro.