Versatile wing transfer who Kentucky fans know well will 'probably visit' Lexington

Miami wing transfer Wooga Poplar will most likely visit Kentucky after entering the transfer portal this week.
Mar 6, 2024; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Wooga Poplar (5) celebrates after
Mar 6, 2024; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Wooga Poplar (5) celebrates after / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky entered last week with just two players on its roster for the upcoming season but now is one of the hottest programs on the recruiting trail.

After receiving five transfer commitments in the last week, Kentucky and Mark Pope are not-so-quietly putting together a terrific roster.

As the dust begins to settle after a weekend that saw six transfer targets on campus, there is one new name that is popping up.

That is Miami wing transfer Wooga Poplar. Poplar averaged 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last year. That included a 19-point performance at Rupp against the Wildcats.

Now, Poplar will 'probably visit' Kentucky, according to college basketball insider Adam Zagoria.

"Miami transfer guard Wooga Poplar will “probably visit” Kentucky after the staff reached out to him, his father told ZAGSBLOG," he wrote on Tuesday.

Kentucky, who has rounded out its front court and landed a few athletic guards in the backcourt, is still looking for more athleticism and shooting on the wing. Poplar fits that as he shot 38.5 percent from three last year and hit 62 3s.

Poplar hit at least one three in 26 of 29 games played a season ago.

The 6-foot-5 guard has heard from a handful of major programs since he entered the transfer portal, including Duke, Kansas, Arkansas, Villanova, St. John’s and more.

In addition to Poplar, Kentucky is actively involved with the top three-point shooter in the nation, Dayton's Koby Brea. As of right now, the Cats sit in the 'driver's seat' for the sharpshooter.

Mark Pope has done a phenominal job in the last week landing major playmakers, but Poplar would be one of the most dynamic.