Big names keep making their way into the NCAA basketball transfer portal. One of the most notable players to put their name in the portal in the past few days is Kentucky Wildcats freshman Bryce Hopkins.
The forward was one of the most heralded recruits of the 2021 class but didn’t get a ton of run under John Calipari this past season. He didn’t play in six games towards the end of the season and failed to play for more than a few minutes in several other games, left out of the rotation for all intents and purposes once conference play really kicked into gear.
For the season, Hopkins averaged a lowly 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game across only 6.4 minutes per contest. He last appeared for a minute during the SEC Tournament victory over Vanderbilt.
It shouldn’t be held against Hopkins that he couldn’t crack the rotation, though. Kentucky always has one of the most talented teams in the nation. The Wildcats were a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament (even though it didn’t end particularly well for Kentucky).
Hopkins was still a much-sought-after recruit in high school. He originally committed to Louisville before decommitting and joining the program’s biggest rival. There’s a realistic chance Hopkins makes his way to his third major program of his brief collegiate career.
Here are ten teams who should target Hopkins in the portal, in no order of significance.