Before a Catspy’s video officially confirmed Quade Green would return for a second season at the University of Kentucky, there was wide speculation that Green would transfer.
There was some circumstantial evidence to support the speculation. The McDonald’s All-American began the year as a starter, only to be replaced by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander after suffering a few minor injuries. As John Calipari recruited a pair of 2019 point guards to potentially reclassify, Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey, it looked like Calipari was pushing Green out the door.
The rumors reached a ridiculous level when in mid-April an NBC Sports Boston “bracketologist” said Green was transferring to La Salle to play in his hometown of Philadelphia. It scared some fans, but it only made Quade laugh.
“I actually laughed at that one. That was hilarious.” Green told reporters during this afternoon’s media session that he never considered transferring from Kentucky. “It never crossed my mind. That was all media stuff. That wasn’t me.”
Green and the rest of Kentucky’s returning sophomores — Jemarl Baker, P.J. Washington and Nick Richards — spoke with the media today about their second summer in the Bluegrass and the 2018-19 season. T.J. Walker was there for KSR and will have a complete report shortly, but first, a little shade-throwing from Nick Richards.
Nick Richards on Quade Green “He’s not as fat as last year.”
— T.J. Walker (@TJWalkerKSR) June 14, 2018