Perhaps no shortcoming of Kentucky basketball’s 2020-21 roster played a bigger role in the team’s abysmal 9-16 record than the lack of a play-making point guard.
It should come as no surprise then that John Calipari is searching for a high-level transfer to add to the position next season.
Minnesota point guard Marcus Carr is among the top options in the transfer portal, but he is first testing the NBA draft waters. Other options could emerge in the coming weeks and months, but there is no sure-thing available to the Wildcats as of now.
Could the solution to the problem already being the 2021 recruiting class?
One of Kentucky’s two McDonald’s All-Americans in the class is four-star point guard Nolan Hickman. The Seattle, Washington native averaged 16 points and 3.3 assists per game for Wasatch Academy in Utah as a senior.