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SEC Basketball: Ranking the top 20 incoming transfers for the 2024-25 season

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16. Koby Brea (Kentucky)

2023-24 Season at Dayton: 11.1 PPG | 3.8 RPG | 1.2 APG | 51.2 FG% | 49.8 3PT%

Koby Brea was easily the best three-point shooter in the country last season. The two-time A-10 Sixth Man of the Year was as close to automatic as one could be from behind the three-point arc, hitting nearly 50 percent from deep on 6.1 attempts per game. Brea was a reliable scoring threat off the bench for Dayton, averaging 11 points per game. Although Brea came off the bench he played a starter's share of minutes for the Flyers. 

He played a huge role in knocking off Nevada in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, hitting 5 threes and finishing the game with 15 points. He followed that up with an equally impressive performance in the next round against Arizona, scoring 14 points while making four threes in a loss to the Wildcats. 

Defensively, Brea leaves a lot to be desired. He isn’t the best on-ball defender and can get caught flat-footed, allowing the player he’s defending to get to the basket relatively easily. On the positive side defensively, he has good size for a guard and is an above-average rebounder, allowing him to battle in the post. 

Brea’s impact at Kentucky will most likely be purely offensive. If he can improve slightly on the defensive end there will be a larger incentive for Brea to see more minutes. With new coach Mark Pope coming into Lexington, what Kentucky looks like moving forward is still to be determined, but one this is certain, with the addition of Brea the Wildcats should once again be one of the best three-point shooting teams in the country.