A familiar name to fans of Kentucky high school basketball has hit the NCAA transfer portal, and UK is expected to be a player in his new recruitment.
CJ Fredrick — a 6-foot-3 guard from Cincinnati — placed his name in the portal Monday morning with the intention of transferring to another school, Iowa confirmed in a statement. Fredrick averaged 7.5 points per game and shot 47.4 percent from three-point range for Iowa this season, helping the Hawkeyes earn a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. They were upset by Oregon in the round of 32 last month.
Fredrick was the 2018 Gatorade player of the year in Kentucky after leading Covington Catholic to a 35-4 record and the Sweet Sixteen title as a senior. He redshirted his first year at Iowa and then started immediately as a freshman the following season.