Incoming transfer Kellan Grady is more than likely to make an impact on the 2021-2022 Kentucky men’s basketball squad. After an illustrious four-year career at Davidson where he scored over 2,000 total points, his decision to transfer to a blue and white Wildcats team came down to the idea of playing on a bigger stage.
“It’s an opportunity be on a really good team and competitive nationally, play on the biggest stage, which is something I need at this time,” Grady said Wednesday. “I’m excited to be able to play in front of over 20,000 fans — hopefully the pandemic is in order by then. Overall, it’s a great opportunity that will allow me to compete on the biggest stage of college basketball, and that’s what I need right now.”
Not only that, but UK Head Coach John Calipari expressed a plan for Grady that he was drawn into.
“(Calipari) and I watched film over Zoom and he showed me a lot of actions he envisioned me excelling in, past actions. His emphasis on making plays and playing with freedom, his belief in me that I can be an NBA player, he can truly help me get there. It was very convincing to me and it really meant a lot,” he said.
With Grady’s scoring ability, there is no surprise that UK coach John Calipari went after him considering the Cats were near or at the bottom of the SEC in every offensive statistical category. The question is: where will he fit in the rotation?