Former Kentucky Wildcats redshirt senior guard CJ Fredrick has announced that he has transferred to the Cincinnati Bearcats. His time in the transfer portal was relatively quick and despite having offers from larger programs, he will play for the Bearcats next season. Fredrick began his college basketball career with the Iowa Hawkeyes before transferring to the Kentucky Wildcats. After an injury kept him out for a season, he didn’t quite play to the level that was expected last season. With a full year removed from the injury, the hope is he will be able to recover next season.
Kentucky transfer CJ Fredrick has committed to Cincinnati, per his IG page.
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This past season as a senior for the Kentucky Wildcats, CJ Fredrick averaged 6.1 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 35.1 percent and a three-point percentage of 31.8 percent. Cincinnati Bearcats Head Coach Wes Miller is hoping to establish the program as a force as they prepare to move into the Big 12 and officially become a high-major program. Experienced players like Fredrick can be vital for programs if they get to the NCAA Tournament. Getting there during the 2023-24 college basketball season is the primary goal for Miller and the Bearcats.