Kentucky Basketball has a top-5 recruiting class for transfer portals

When Mark Pope became the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, he had virtually no players on the roster and had to start from scratch.

However, with so few high school players left, Pope had to use the transfer portal to build his first roster in Lexington.

In fact, Pope has landed the most transfers this offseason, as they are bringing in nine total for the 2024-25 season.

247 Sports recently released its transfer portal class rankings and the Wildcats found themselves fourth overall after signing Jaxson Robinson.

“Kentucky was able to add another key transfer due to the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline, as former BYU wing Jaxson Robinson opted to follow head coach Mark Pope to the Wildcats for the 2024-25 season. Kentucky now has nine new transfers – all but one of which are rated as four-stars – as it assembles its roster. No college basketball program has more four-star transfers this cycle than the Wildcats. Former McDonald's All-American Brandon Garrison headlines the haul, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound big man who flashed as a true freshman at Oklahoma State last season. Former San Diego State point guard Lamont Butler Jr. and former Oklahoma wing Otega Oweh also rank among the Wildcats' top-50 transfer additions. The start of the new era in Lexington is promising.”

The other three teams ahead of the Cats are John Calipari and Arkansas in first place, Indiana and Rick Pitino's St. John's in second and third place.

You can view the entire Transfer Portal class rankings here.