A former Wildcat goes South, while a UK target heads West.
Both a former Kentucky player and potential target have found destinations outside of the Bluegrass.
Fletcher signed with the Wildcats as a four-star prospect from St. Louis in the fall of 2019. His freshman year at UK got off to a hot start as he dropped a career-high nine points in the team’s season opener against Morehead State.
But after showing displeasure on the sidelines due to a lack of playing time in a December 19 loss to North Carolina, he took a leave from the team.
Fletcher would rejoin the Wildcats just weeks later but only played in two games the remainder of the season. He finished his freshman year averaging 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in nine games.
In Tallahassee, he will look for a bigger role under former UK assistant Leonard Hamilton who has taken the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 in each of the past three NCAA Tournaments, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 2018.
As for Harmon, he was seen as a potential option to fill the Wildcats’ need at point guard next season. The Oklahoma transfer guided the Sooners to an NCAA Tournament birth this past season, as he averaged 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
However, Harmon did not get to play in the big dance as he tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Indiana for the tournament. Reports stated Harmon had early conversations with the Kentucky coaching staff upon entering the transfer portal, but those talks clearly never went far as he now heads west to Oregon.