Posted On: 08/24/18 1:37 PM

Transfers have been a part of Kentucky basketball for a long time but in recent years they have become more widely known and, as a result, caused some controversy. Especially involving a certain point guard from Maryland who has moved around the state in recent years and that’s where we start our list of impact transfers:

Our top ranked 2021 Zion Harmon as moved from Adair County and enrolled at Marshall County. Harmon won a state title at Bowling Green as an 8th grader and attended school in Tennessee as a 7th grader after re-locating from Maryland. Zion has already been ruled ineligible at Marshall County but is expected to be approved on appeal. 

Senior combo guard Isaiah Allen has transferred to Scott County from Dunbar. Allen previously played at Tates Creek also. Isaiah should add to the already considerable guard depth that the state title favorite Cardinals have coming back.

Junior Kobe Brents made the move from Glasgow to Warren Central where Kobe should make an immediate impact with his new team. Brents averaged over 12 points per game as a Sophomore at Glasgow and should increase that number as a junior with the Dragons.

Warren Central also added forward Dre Boyd from Adair County. As a sophomore, Boyd averaged a double double at Adair and will be a difference maker in the 4th region.

Glasgow will look to Monroe County transfer Tucker Kirkpatrick to help fill the void left by the transfer of Brents. Kirkpatrick averaged a little over 7 points per game while shooting 47% from 3 as a sophomore at Monroe last year.

Louisville Collegiate has added the services of Joey Leachman from St. Xavier. Leachman will be a Junior for the Titans and will pair up with AAU teammate Drew Manning.

Terrance McDaniels will be at Ballard for his Junior season. The 6’5 Junior saw the floor for Trinity in two varsity games last season.

A pair of top 2022 players have also made their way to Ballard. 5’8 point guard Jack Edelen and 6’1 combo guard Kennedy Hayden both enrolled for the Bruins. The guards played AAU together with Manimal Elite 14u this spring and summer.

Frederick Douglas lost a couple of kids to transfer. Junior post player Lincoln Bush enrolled at George Rogers Clark and Amirion Joyce has moved to Paducah and enrolled at Tilghman. Joyce started multiple games for the Broncos last season.

One of the biggest transfers is the return of Korbin Spencer to Elliott County after a year at Hargrave Prep. Spencer immediately becomes the best player in the 16th region.