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Quade Green Laughed at La Salle Transfer Rumors

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.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

17 Comments for Quade Green Laughed at La Salle Transfer Rumors

  1. Realme
    2:33 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

    And people got mad at Quade for not wanting to be here. I remember Matt saying several times that Quade was seriously considering a transfer. Glad he got a chance to set the record straight. Media had PJ wrong too.

    • bigblue2284
      2:41 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

      He considered transfering don’t kid yourself… Matt doesn’t just make up stuff like that and Green would have quickly squashed it otherwise. It’s fine if he did in fact I don’t really blame him but let’s not be blindly naive.

    • TBW3011
      5:02 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

      Matt gets great info, but let’s not act like he isn’t wrong fairly regularly either. He makes a lot of assumptions.

    • Booby Petrino
      4:49 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

      Matt is wrong often #factsareoptional

    • Realme
      5:09 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

      If there had been one single quote from anyone that knows Quade, I might agree 2284, but the “reporting” was all rumor based. Since Quade has given us absolutely no reason to doubt him, I will take him at his word. I’m sure Matt doesn’t make stuff up, but he certainly speculates wildly and is wrong plenty.

  2. bigblue2284
    2:35 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

    Guess what would have squashed the rumours… Green saying he’s not transferring instead of letting the media and fans speculate. He likely considered transfering but didn’t want to sit out a season.

    • jimmer
      3:36 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink


    • ClutchCargo
      3:42 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

      Why does he have to squash every dumb rumor somebody wants to start? I don’t actually recall a reporter ever asking him what he was going to do. It’s entirely possible it was a non-story, so no need to squash anything.

    • TBW3011
      5:02 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah. He should publicly reply to any rumor. That would be smart.

  3. Alex90
    2:44 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

    Yea not buying it considering he could have just said right away that he’s returning.

  4. secrick
    3:09 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink


  5. secrick
    3:11 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

    He doesn’t have to say anything just because you guys would feel better if he did.

    • 4everUKblue
      3:41 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

      Agreed and anyone who thinks stories are not written on here as click bait are blindly naive.

  6. jaws2
    4:28 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

    Nah, that NEVER happens here!!!

  7. Booby Petrino
    4:50 pm June 14, 2018 Permalink

    Lol people calling Quade a liar and defending a site whose motto is ‘facts are optional’

  8. friendsofcoal
    1:25 am June 15, 2018 Permalink

    Fake news…MAGA!