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Jemarl Baker receiving significant interest in the transfer portal

Former Kentucky shooting guard Jemarl Baker will have a solid list of schools to choose from when he makes his official transfer decision.

According to trainer Eder Sanchez in southern California, Baker has been contacted by over 11 programs, including Arizona, Arizona State, California, and San Diego State, among others.

Sanchez also said that Baker will start making visits this month.

Back on April 17, the soon-to-be redshirt sophomore announced that he was transferring from the school.

“I want to thank the Big Blue Nation for supporting me during my two years at Kentucky. You are truly the best fans in the country and I’ve enjoyed my time here wearing the Blue and White,” he said in a press release. “However, after talking with Coach Cal, the staff and my family, I feel it’s in my best interest to continue my academic and basketball career elsewhere. I’ve made life-long relationships with my brothers and the staff at Kentucky and have improved so much as a player. I’m thankful for the opportunities it’s given me to be a part of this historic program.”

In 28 games for the Wildcats last season, the 6-foot-4 guard managed 64 points, 15 rebounds, and 12 assists, including 13 total 3-pointers.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Baker will have to sit out next season before suiting up again in 2020-21.

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15 Comments for Jemarl Baker receiving significant interest in the transfer portal



  1. UKCatAttack
    7:29 pm May 2, 2019 Permalink

    Arizona shouldn’t even have a program after the college hoops trial wraps up.



  2. Wilfred Smith
    8:57 pm May 2, 2019 Permalink

    How much is Arizona offering?



    • nocode96
      9:03 pm May 2, 2019 Permalink

      Apparently no less than 10k



  3. Cousins Fake Tooth
    9:33 pm May 2, 2019 Permalink

    Who cares.



  4. N-UR-i
    9:34 pm May 2, 2019 Permalink

    As he should. He showed a lot of potential. We will regret losing him.

    (Insert predictable ignorant replies below)



    • Luether
      9:49 pm May 2, 2019 Permalink

      When the going gets tough, the tough transfer…



    • Cokely53
      10:16 pm May 2, 2019 Permalink

      What potential are you referring to? His career high 8 points or his 13 made 3s on 42 attempts? Serious question



    • friendsofcoal
      12:45 am May 3, 2019 Permalink

      I agree in that we WILL miss him. He still had a couple years of eligibility left and it would’ve been nice to hang on to him.



    • Alex90
      10:04 am May 3, 2019 Permalink

      If you don’t think he had potential you didn’t watch the games. He was the most consistent perimeter defender UK had…but only played 3 minutes against Auburn when they couldn’t stop their guards. You could tell he can score but when your minutes are so inconsistent it’s tough to make plays for to the fear of getting taken out.



  5. BigBlue4Three
    7:46 am May 3, 2019 Permalink

    When the going gets tough, Cal forgets we have a bench. Don’t blame the kid for transferring.



    • notFromhere
      9:56 am May 3, 2019 Permalink

      It’s hard to argue with that statement, considering Cal has said he forgets about his bench players



    • Alex90
      10:05 am May 3, 2019 Permalink

      3 minutes against Auburn….kid feels disrespected cuz he knows he could’ve helped defensively and he had proven that all year



  6. notFromhere
    10:01 am May 3, 2019 Permalink

    Im sure he’ll do well. Disappointed hes leaving, but he came here to play rather than get yanked after one mistake when he hasnt played much.

    I wish there was an XsAndOs coach as good as Tubby once was, that could be an assistant to Cal, and be able to get him to listen, so that the bench was used more.

    I think JB will be the one who regrets leaving, though. In spite of the flaws of Cal’s in game coaching at times, this is still the program and coach with the most to offer and best chance to win a title. Just my opinion



  7. J.Prickett95
    10:35 am May 3, 2019 Permalink

    Having to sit out for that year will not be an issue.



  8. michaelb
    11:48 pm May 3, 2019 Permalink

    This will be the second redshirt year for him , how many season left will he have ? 2?