Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers are in search of a sharpshooting wing who can stretch the floor and one just became available in the transfer portal.
CJ Fredrick, a 6’4 guard from Cincinnati, Ohio, averaged 6.1 points and 1.5 assists in 22.2 minutes per game while shooting 35.1% from the field, 31.8% from three-point range and 91.7% at the free throw line in 27 appearances this season for the Wildcats while struggling with multiple injuries.
Fredrick, 23, played for Iowa prior to transferring to Kentucky two years ago. At Iowa, he averaged 10.2 points per game and shot nearly 47% from three point range.
Kentucky’s head coach John Calipari posted a message on social media today that said the following:
“I enjoyed coaching CJ,” Calipari said. “What I loved most was that he never changed as a person or competitor despite dealing with all of the injuries. He got back up every time and did whatever he could for his team. He knows he’ll always have a supporter in me and I wish him nothing but the best.”
Bob Huggins has a lot of respect in the Cincinnati area where Fredrick is from and it appears that the Mountaineers are one of the very first teams to reach out to him.