There have been rumors circulating about a potential Quade Green transfer for weeks, and now, we have our first school attached to those whispers.
Robert Snyder, a reporter for NBC Sports Boston, says John Calipari is “prepping for the loss” of Green and La Salle “would be the choice.”
Reminder: Robert Snyder, a guy I had never heard of before this report, is…
A. Affiliated with NBC Sports Boston
B. Considers himself a “bracketologist”
C. Only has 518 followers (as of now)
Of his followers, though, are Kevin O’Connor, Kyle Draper, Brian Robb, Jared Carrabis, and Tom Curran, very prominent and respected Boston sports writers/reporters.
With La Salle being located in the heart of Philadelphia, Green’s hometown, maybe Snyder has sources located in the northeast talking to the Kentucky freshman’s family/inner circle. Maybe he has talked with La Salle sources directly, and they told him Green is set to pack his bags and head up north.
Could be nothing, could be something.
As a side note, one source close to Quade Green told KSR those at home believe he wasn’t used properly in his first season at Kentucky.
“I thought he did well especially since he had to do a lot of adapting considering his role changed a few different times,” the source said. “He definitely has more to offer than he was asked to give is all I can say.“
With John Calipari selling five-star guards Ashton Hagans, Tyrese Maxey, and Jalen Leque on reclassifying to 2018, maybe that’s his version of “prepping for the loss.” With Green, Hagans, Quickley, Herro, Baker, etc. already manning the Wildcat backcourt, why would Coach Cal be pushing for players to jump up a year when he could save them for a loaded 2019 guard class?
I don’t think it’s a secret Green has contemplated a transfer from Kentucky. But a five-star guard averaging nearly 30 minutes a game as a freshman transferring to La Salle…? I don’t buy it.