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Monday / May 27.
  • Kentucky guard Jemarl Baker to transfer

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Kentucky guard Jemarl Baker will transfer, his AAU coach, Ryan Silver of West Coast Elite, told ZAGSBLOG.

    The 6-foot-4 California native committed to Kentucky in April 2017 but has consistently played behind a number of more higher recruited guards.

    The Wildcats next year will add Tyrese Maxey to a backcourt that includes Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley, and will also bring in wings Keion Brooks and Kahlil Whitney.

    As a redshirt freshman this past year, Baker averaged 2.3 points in 9.1 minutes off the bench at Kentucky.

    Kentucky is losing freshmen Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson to the NBA Draft, as well as sophomore P.J. Washington.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.