Former Kentucky big man announces transfer destination

Former Kentucky center Aaron Bradshaw committed to Ohio State on Monday.
Kentucky Wildcats forward Aaron Bradshaw (2) dunks the ball during their game against the Arkansas
Kentucky Wildcats forward Aaron Bradshaw (2) dunks the ball during their game against the Arkansas / Clare Grant/Courier Journal / USA TODAY

Recruitments in the transer portal move quickly and one former Kentucky player has found his new home.

Just a week after announcing he would be entering the transfer portal, former Kentucky freshman Aaron Bradshaw committed to Ohio State.

He was getting interest from North Carolina, Indiana and others before announcing his commitment to the Buckeyes.

Bradshaw played just one season at Kentucky, averaging 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

The 7-foot-1 center missed the first seven games of the season with a foot injury before returning on Dec. 2 against UNC Wilmington.

Bradshaw was a former top-5 prospect in the class of 2023.

"Aaron Bradshaw was viewed as the top center prospect in the national class of 2023," 247Sports Director of Recruiting Adam Finkelstein wrote. "He was 7-feet plus, mobile, and athletic with good hands, a soft touch that extended out to the three-point line, and shot-blocking ability. Production didn’t always live up to his potential though, with his motor and physicality both being clear works-in-progress during his high school years. 

"It was more of the same this year at Kentucky, especially after his transition to the college game was impeded by an injury that cost him the first few weeks of the season. While he made an immediate impact upon returning in early December, he saw his role diminish as the season went on. He finished the season averaging just 4.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks in 13.8 minutes per night. 

"While there is unfortunately now a pattern of underachieving, what is debatable is how much of that is contextual, after playing on teams built around DJ Wagner throughout high school. What remains undeniable is that Bradshaw’s ceiling remains high if he ever fully commits himself to maximizing his potential. There just aren’t many seven-footers who can space the floor vertically and with their shooting while simultaneously being able to protect the rim and move their feet laterally."

Bradshaw was one of five players to enter the transfer portal from Kentucky this offseason, including DJ Wagner, Adou Thiero, Joey Hart and Zvonimir Ivisic.