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UK unlikely the move for Belmont transfer Adam Kunkel

Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock -USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock -USA TODAY Sports

Unless things take a sudden turn in the next 24 hours, the University of Kentucky will not be the next spot for Adam Kunkel’s college basketball career.

The All-OVC guard out of Belmont has a long list of schools that reached out once he entered the NCAA’s transfer portal earlier this week, including Kentucky, but sources tell KSR that Kentucky’s interest isn’t as high as others on Kunkel’s list. He hasn’t even spoken with John Calipari directly.

Hebron, KY native Adam Kunkel enters transfer portal

Now the lifelong UK fan from Hebron is ready to move on with his decision somewhere that’s not Lexington. He has to get ready for fall semester at a new school and an announcement is expected as soon as this weekend.

Wherever Kunkel lands, that school will be getting a solid guard who averaged 16.5 points per game as a sophomore at Belmont last season.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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9 Comments for UK unlikely the move for Belmont transfer Adam Kunkel



  1. WILDCATS1968
    4:27 pm July 24, 2020 Permalink

    Well, I bet there will be a lot of deleted comments in this article. And what are not deleted will be some great reading from the Doom and Gloom Crew.



  2. Wildfelinebeeline
    4:46 pm July 24, 2020 Permalink

    So, what was all the buzz about a little over 24 hours ago from Jack & friends??? Were all of their “sources” wrong? KSR??



    • Ez21
      6:12 pm July 24, 2020 Permalink

      All they said was that we were in contact. Plus you know they’re going to try to drum up interest so you keep reading. Wouldn’t you?



    • BobbyBlue
      8:33 pm July 24, 2020 Permalink

      I suspect the Cats feel they will be over run with guards that want to come, when the instant transfer eligibility become available, and Cal wants to be sure they have rides ab sad ilabile if as is hoped they might not have another CB mass exodus, like last season.



  3. dkcr96
    6:05 pm July 24, 2020 Permalink

    Dude can’t guard a garbage can, hard to play for Cal like that.



    • CrystalBall
      10:37 pm July 24, 2020 Permalink

      He could if it was empty.



  4. Cletis75
    7:26 pm July 24, 2020 Permalink

    If he just came here and played sparingly, or in key spots, like down 3 under 20 seconds to play, he could be a fan favorite. Being as he’s not going to be a pro more than likely, he could build some strong ties to the university and community being a home state kid. Ties that would give him a pretty secure future for life.
    On the other hand he could go somewhere else, get more PT and get more chances to be a hero at those schools. Tough decision to make either way.



  5. BobbyBlue
    10:33 pm July 24, 2020 Permalink

    I suspect the Cats believe there will be a lot of opportunities for veteran players that want to play at Ky, the minute the one time transfer for instant eligibility comes into effect.
    Likely Cal is not expecting a mass exodus like happened this year and wants to be sure that rides are available, for some top guys that will become available in the 21 class.



  6. UKinIN
    11:49 pm July 24, 2020 Permalink

    We have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes. Calipari may not think he’s a good fit. He may not like UK’s plan for him. Players usually end up where they belong.