Kentucky guard Quade Green announces he will transfer

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky sophomore guard Quade Green has officially announced he will transfer.

Kyle Tucker with The Athletic initially reported Wednesday morning Green was "strongly" considering the move, and coach John Calipari has addressed the guard's current situation with players.

Tucker also reports Green didn't show up for a Wednesday workout, and the team was expecting him to leave.

“I have loved my time at Kentucky and love Coach Cal and the staff,” Green said. “This was a difficult decision and one I didn’t take lightly. However, after talking with my family and the coaching staff, I just felt like it was best that I explore other opportunities for my athletic and academic future. I have enjoyed my time at Kentucky and I’ll never forget the Big Blue Nation for its love and its support.”

Green was averaging eight points per game and is averaging about 18 minutes of playing time per game. Green ranks fifth in scoring and eighth in minutes played.

“I met with Quade yesterday and we talked through a lot of different things,” UK men’s basketball head coach John Calipari said. “The thing that struck me most is what a great kid Quade is. He felt like he was in a position that he couldn’t overcome and he had the maturity to come in and sit down and talk through it with me.

Kentucky's next game is 5 p.m. Saturday against Utah.

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