Kentucky makes another big splash by landing top three-point shooter in nation

Dayton's Koby Brea, the top three-point shooter in the country, has announced his commitment to Kentucky.
Mar 23, 2024; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Dayton Flyers guard Koby Brea (4) shoots against Arizona
Mar 23, 2024; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Dayton Flyers guard Koby Brea (4) shoots against Arizona / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Boom - Kentucky makes another big splash in the transfer portal by landing the top shooter in the country, Koby Brea.

Brea, a transfer from Dayton, was considering UConn, Kansas, North Carolina and Duke in addition to Kentucky.

The sharpshooter is coming off of his official visit to Lexington that saw Kentucky sitting in the 'driver's seat' for before stepping on campus. With nothing a done deal until announced, Kentucky still needed to do work to complete the addition. They did.

"Growing up, I was told I was dreaming too big whenever I'd say my dream was to play for the University of Kentucky," Brea told ESPN. "I feel like God does everything for a reason, and He has put me in a position where I'm able to play for my dream school in my last year of college, while playing for something bigger than myself."

Brea averaged 11.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists this season and shot 49.8 percent from three -- the best in the country. He made three 3s a game and hit 100 for the season.

Kentucky has already landed backcourt players Lamont Butler and Otega Oweh, but neither are high-volume sharpshooters. Brea is exactly that.

As a junior, Brea shot 37 percent from three and hit 50 3s. He averaged 6.8 points in 26.5 minutes per game. 

Brea shot 42.3 percent and hit 63 3s in 21.7 mintues per game as a sophomore. He averaged 8.1 points per game.

Brea is the sixth transfer commitment in the past week for Kentucky and Mark Pope, including the aforementioned Butler and Oweh as well as forwards Andrew Carr, Brandon Garrison and Amari Williams.

Kentucky still has five scholarships available ahead of next season, so the work in Lexington is not done yet.