Headed to the SEC: Former Iowa guard CJ Fredrick announces transfer to Kentucky
After making 52 appearances with Iowa, CJ Fredrick has made the decision to transfer to the nation’s best college conference.
The former Iowa sharpshooter will continue his college basketball career at Kentucky as Fredrick has already signed with the Wildcat program.
Listed at 6-foot-3, Fredrick averaged 8.8 points per game for Iowa in his two seasons with the program. During at time, Fredrick made 83 3-pointers on 178 attempts, which is good for a 46.6% percentage from downtown.
“I am very excited for this new opportunity in my basketball career,” Fredrick said. “I really appreciate the confidence Coach Cal has in me. I am looking forward to going to work and developing as a player with Coach Cal, the staff and my future teammates. Thank you to Coach (Fran) McCaffery, the staff, my teammates and Iowa fans for three memorable years. I cannot wait to get back on the floor at Rupp Arena to help this team win and make Big Blue Nation proud.”
John Calipari also commented on Fredrick’s signing with the Wildcats.
CJ Fredrick is an established college player from a terrific program who has competed at the highest level and has made big shots and big plays,” Calipari said in a released statement. “As we all know, CJ is a terrific shooter, but what stuck out to make on tape is he takes care of the ball – he has an excellent assist-to-turnover ratio – and he can hold his own defensively. He guarded the best guard on the other team in just about everything I have seen.
“What I love about CJ is his approach in all of this. In every conversation I have had with him, he has a great plan of how he wants to improve and where he needs to take his game to get better. He wants to be challenged, he wants to be coached and he embraces competition.”