By LARRY VAUGHT
Sophomore guard Quade Green said despite all the rumors, he never considered transferring after his first season at Kentucky.
What about the one that had him enrolling at LaSalle?
“I just laughed about it,” said Green Thursday before UK players left Lexington for a one-day satellite camp in Danville. “That was all rumors. Never even crossed my mind. That was all the media, not me. I wasn’t paying any attention to it. Me and Cal already spoke.”
Kentucky’s four sophomores — Green, P.J. Washington, Jemarl Baker and Nick Richards — were all available to the media for a brief time Thursday at the Joe Craft Center.
Green, a five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American, never lacked for confidence and says the experience he got last year even when he lost his starting job to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has him even more confident.
“I’m super more confident now. This is my second year; I know what’s going on. I already have my feet wet, my feet is in the water already,” Green laughed and said. “I know what to expect and can’t wait.”
But just how confident is he? Consider this answer when he was talking about where he might fit into a backcourt with plenty of players and one more — Ashton Hagans — likely on the way.
“Wherever they need me to, I’m there. If they need me to play the five spot, I’m going to play the five spot. If that’s where they need me, that’s what they need and what they will get,” Green said.