Kentucky hosting triple-double machine and point guard transfer for visit this weekend

Utah transfer guard Deivon Smith is visiting Kentucky this weekend -- adding to the extremely busy week of visitors.
Mar 14, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Utah Utes guard Deivon Smith (5) drives to the basket against
Mar 14, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Utah Utes guard Deivon Smith (5) drives to the basket against / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most dynamic transfer point guards is heavily interested in Kentucky and will be visiting Mark Pope and the program.

According to 247Sports national analyst Travis Branham, Utah point guard Deivon Smith will be visiting Kentucky this weekend.

Smith is the No. 38 overall players in the 247Sports transfer portal rankings.

Reports last week indicated Kentucky would be very much involved with Smith as the Wildcats were one of the first programs to reach out to him once he put his name in the portal. Villanova, Florida, Creighton, St. John's, Miami, Wake Forest, NC State, Kansas State and Louisville were some of the other programs interested.

Smith is one of the most versatile players still available. He averaged 13.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game last season for the Utes.

He had five triple-doubles last season alone, 10 games with at least 10 assists and eight games with at least 10 rebounds.

He also had three games with 20+ points, including his career-high of 28 points against Indiana State in the NIT.

Smith 46.7 percent from the field, 40.8 percent from three but just 67.7 percent from the foul line last year. He attempted 2.5 3s per game and made 29 3s on the season.

His 7.1 assists led the Pac-12 and were sixth in the NCAA. His assist rate was 43.2 percent, second in the NCAA. He had a 2.84 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Smith has big time experience across four years in college, including one year in the SEC. Before his lone season at Utah, Smith played in 48 games across two years at Georgia Tech and 33 games his freshman season at Mississippi State.

For his career, Smith 47 starts in 109 games played and has averaged 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.

There's no doubt about it -- if Kentucky can land Deivon Smith, it'll be a signifiant haul in the backcourt, especially at the point guard position.