3 possible Kentucky transfers Texas could target

Roster attrition is expected for Kentucky after the John Calipari departure over the weekend.
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Another seven-footer from Kentucky who has extremely high upside with limited proven experience at the college level is freshman center Zvonimir Ivisic. The 7-foot-2 and 235-pound floor-spacing big man from Croatia played just 15 games at Kentucky during the 2023-24 season due to eligibility issues.

Ivisic finally got the green light to play just after the turn of the calendar year. Once eligible, Ivisic contributed as a reserve big man who could space the floor and add some length around the rim on defense for Calipari and the Wildcats in SEC play.

Ivisic was on the path to becoming Kentucky's top center option down the stretch. He led all Kentucky big men in points per game, three-point field goals, and blocks in the season's final dozen games.

The question now for Ivisic is whether he decides to stay at Kentucky for another season or continue to develop his skill set elsehwere at another school via the portal or the NBA Draft option.

If he were to enter the transfer portal during the spring window, Ivisic would be an intriguing potential transfer option to add some floor spacing, top-end length, and rim protection for Texas's frontcourt. Texas needs to add more outside shooting this offseason after losing its three most proficient three-point shooters due to exhausted eligibility.

Texas is also losing its top frontcourt scoring threat in senior big man Dylan Disu due to exhausted eligibility.

It's worth noting that Terry doesn't have any elite upside big men coming in via the transfer portal or the high school signing class for 2024. Texas has developed big men at a very high level in the last few years (i.e. Disu, Jericho Sims, Kai Jones, etc.).

Terry also has a track record of getting the most production on the offensive end out of proficient bigs, which is something that appealed to Shedrick when he transferred from Virginia to Texas last spring.

If the stars aligned and Ivisic was interested in taking his talents to another major conference program like Texas (which also happens to be in the SEC next season), to fill a need or two and add depth to the frontcourt this offseason.

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