May 20, 2024

Kentucky’s anticipated roster changes following John Calipari’s departure could open up opportunities for Texas to bolster its basketball team through the NCAA Transfer Portal. While no commitments or visits have been confirmed yet, Texas has been actively reaching out to potential transfer targets. With more players expected to enter the portal after the National Championship Game, Texas will have a broader pool to choose from. Here are three potential Kentucky transfers that Texas could pursue:

Kentucky forward Aaron Bradshaw enters transfer portal and declares for NBA  Draft

  1. Aaron Bradshaw, F/C: As one of Kentucky’s highly-touted freshmen, Aaron Bradshaw showed promise before a foot fracture interrupted his debut season. Standing at seven feet tall, Bradshaw possesses exceptional talent and was a former top center recruit nationally. His potential to develop into a dominant two-way big man could significantly elevate Texas’ frontcourt rotation.
  2. Adou Thiero, G: Sophomore guard Adou Thiero has already announced his intention to enter the transfer portal, providing Texas with an opportunity to bolster its backcourt. With a height of 6-foot-8, Thiero offers versatility and length on both ends of the court. His defensive prowess and scoring ability would address Texas’ need for a quality wing player, especially with the departure of key seniors.
  3. Zvonimir Ivisic, C: Another seven-footer from Kentucky, Zvonimir Ivisic, presents an intriguing option for Texas. Despite limited playing time due to eligibility issues, Ivisic showcased his potential as a floor-spacing center with shot-blocking abilities. His skill set aligns with Texas’ requirement for outside shooting and rim protection in the frontcourt, making him a valuable addition to the team.

Kentucky's Zvonimir Ivisic thrills in dominant debut: 'He comes in and  turns into Victor Wembanyama' - The Athletic

These potential transfers could fill crucial gaps in Texas’ roster and contribute to the team’s success in the upcoming season. With Rodney Terry at the helm, Texas aims to capitalize on the transfer market to strengthen its competitiveness in the SEC.

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