The 2018 season hasn't gone according to plan for John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats. After being ranked No. 2 overall in the season's first AP poll, they've suffered through a humbling at the hands of Duke and a shocking loss to Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden.
Calipari and company got some more bad news sophomore backup point guard Quade Green announced that he would transfer. Green, a Philadelphia native, is apparently seeking to head back home, as he has been seen at Villanova.
Kentucky Transfer Quade Green Spotted At Villanova https://t.co/jSrIL65ARY— The Spun (@TheSpun) December 14, 2018
A 6-1, 170-pound point guard, Green was ranked 26th overall in his class, and picked Kentucky over Syracuse, Villanova, Arizona, and Duke. Green has struggled in 2018, playing fewer minutes (17.8 as compared to 25.6 last season) and hasn't been as effective an offensive force (scoring 8.0 points per game, down from 9.3 in 2017.)
Still, the talent is glaring and obvious. His slick handles paired with a 42 percent three-point percentage makes for a tantalizing offensive prospect.
Sweet momma someone contain Quade Green— UK Basketball (7-2) (@BBNation15) November 4, 2017
Sometimes, a change of scenery can work wonders. Green could still blossom into a quality player. Maybe Jay Wright's up-tempo, three-point centric offense will cater more to Green's strengths.