Cincinnati native and former Kentucky Wildcats shooting guard CJ Fredrick announced his transfer commitment to join his hometown Bearcats on Monday afternoon!
After earning All-Big Ten honors with the Iowa Hawkeyes, Fredrick spent the last two seasons at Kentucky but dealt with multiple nagging injuries and failed to play up to his potential.
Fredrick scored 10.2 points and 2.8 assists per game on 46.1 percent shooting from 3-point range in his freshman campaign at Iowa en route to receiving All-Big Ten Freshman Team recognition.
The Covington Catholic High School product received interest from several programs including Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio State, West Virginia and Xavier before landing on Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Basketball: Kentucky senior shooting guard CJ Fredrick transfers to hometown Bearcats
Despite struggling at times during his stint at Kentucky, Fredrick will add depth and perimeter scoring to the Bearcats alongside fellow incoming transfer guard DaVeon Thomas.
Wes Miller’s staff has been active in the transfer portal this offseason and Fredrick’s addition is another potentially impactful move as the program prepares to face Big 12 competition.
Fredrick broke down the decision to join his hometown Bearcats, looked ahead to next season and reflected on his time at Kentucky in a recent interview via FOX 19’s Joe Danneman!
"“Kentucky was kind of coming home but this is home. I want to have that swag back and do the things I was able to. Obviously a lot of that is having a healthy season. Getting back to being me is what I want to do. UC sent me a graphic video and it just gave me chills. The pride I have playing for this city means a lot to me.”"