Cam’Ron Fletcher has a new home. The former Kentucky Wildcat just announced on social media he is committing to Florida State. He chose the Seminoles over several programs, including LSU, USC, UCLA, Washington, St. Mary’s, San Diego State, Oklahoma State, Marquette, Georgetown and Tennessee.
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Fletcher told 247 Sports’ Travis Branham that he liked Leonard Hamilton and the staff’s honest approach and how they develop wings.
“I chose Florida State because coach Hamilton and coach CY [Charlton Young] were straight up honest with me,” he said. “Coming in they’re not promising me anything and it was the best situation to help build my name back up from the perspective that I am. I just feel like coach Hamilton and CY can help get my name back up to show that I am not this type of person so I didn’t just pick my school off basketball but will help me mature into a young grown man.”
“I see myself fitting in well,” said Fletcher. “It’s the type of system that I need to be in. They produce big wings with my size so I feel like coach Hamilton can get me to where I want to go and I feel like it’s a good situation for me not because of basketball but because his name is big in the basketball world so GMs will listen to him as he tells them what type of kid I am.”
Fletcher entered the transfer portal in March after one season at Kentucky. He appeared in eight games with one start and scored 15 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, had five steals and shot 53.8% from the field.
“Although this season did not go the way any of us wanted to, being a part of the Kentucky men’s basketball program has been a great experience,” Fletcher said at the time. “I would like to thank all of my coaches and teammates and especially the Big Blue Nation for making my time here so special. I grew so much this season, not only on the court but as a man and I’ll be forever thankful for this opportunity. However, with careful thought and consideration, my family and I have decided it is in my best interest to explore other options and enter my name into the transfer portal.”
“Cam came so far as a teammate and as a player this season,” John Calipari said. “He improved in all areas and I wish he would have had more opportunities to show everything he worked on. He matured as a person this season and I know he will have great success in whatever path he chooses. I support his decision and I will do anything to help him with his career.”
Best of luck to Fletcher in Tallahassee.