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NCAA Basketball: Analyzing top 5 options for Kentucky transfer Adou Thiero

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Indiana Hoosiers

It’s been a very busy offseason for the Hoosiers, landing three of the top transfers in the portal already. That includes star center Oumar Ballo, as well as guards, Myles Rice and Kanaan Carlyle. With Mackenzie Mgbako and Malik Reneau set to return, the starting lineup is likely already set for next season. 

If Thiero wanted to play for a potential Final Four team, the Hoosiers could try to sell him a role off the bench in the rotation. But since he’s also not an elite three-point shooter, it’s hard to see this being a good fit on both sides, since Indiana needs another shooter. Had Mgbako not come back, this would’ve made for a more desirable location.

Kentucky Wildcats

Although Coach Cal is gone, that doesn’t stop the Wildcats from being one of the top programs in NCAA Basketball. They hired a new HC in Mark Pope, who has one of the friendlier offensive systems, one that Theiro could thrive in. 

Kentucky only has four-star commit Collin Chandler on the roster, so there’s plenty of work to do. It’s hard to envision that Theiro wouldn’t have a large role at this option and could have a big junior season. But right now, there’s a lot uncertain with this option.