Former 5-star point guard Quade Green is leaving Kentucky and will transfer, the school announced on Wednesday.
Green saw only 10 minutes of play in the Wildcats' overtime loss to Seton Hall on Saturday. After shining as a freshman, Green has seen his minutes dwindle with the Wildcats deep at the point guard position.
Kentucky announces sophomore guard Quade Green will transfer.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) December 12, 2018
"I have loved my time at Kentucky and love Coach [John Calipari] and the staff," Green said in a release. "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."
Green played 34 games during his rookie season that saw him average 9.3 points per game to go along with 2.7 assists and 1.8 rebounds. This season, he hasn't started any of the team's 13 games, and has averaged 7.8 points, 2.3 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game.
The numbers aren't much different, but it's clear Green is not happy with his role on the team.
We will miss his play, his competitiveness and that smile of his, but @Q_Green1 has decided to explore his options elsewhere and will transfer from Kentucky. We wish you nothing but the best, Q. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat.— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) December 12, 2018
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With Green gone, guys like Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley and Tyler Herro will most likely see their minutes increased to fill the void.
We will continue to update you further on where Green decides to go.