Ivisic follows Calipari, will move, join Razorbacks

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Personnel WriterApr 15, 2024, 07:02 PM ET


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    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Kentucky freshman Zvonimir Ivisic revealed Monday he will follow John Calipari and transfer to Arkansas.Ivisic got in the transfer website over the weekend, ending up being the very first Kentucky

      player to leave the program after Mark Pope was called head coach. He’s now the first player to follow Calipari to Fayetteville.Ivisic stated in a post on social media that he met Pope on Monday but informed him he would not be going back to Kentucky

      .”I made the lifetime choice to come to college for [a] couple of reasons,”Ivisic composed.”Main ones to win a championship game and go to the NBA. Huge part of that decision was coach Cal, and no one does both of those at the very same time than him. That’s why I am thrilled to reveal that I am dedicating to coach Cal and Arkansas Razorbacks.”Editor’s Picks 2 Related Ivisic, a 7-foot-2 center from Croatia, had one of the most expected debuts of any beginner this previous season– and after that”

      Huge Z”produced a mind-blowing display in

      his first college game.Hours after the NCAA cleared him to play on the morning of Jan. 20, Ivisic dressed for the Wildcats versus Georgia. In the very first 5 minutes of his career, he had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2

      blocks, making all three of his 3-point efforts. Kentucky was plus-22 on the scoreboard during that five-minute stretch.Ivisic ended up the 105-96 win over Georgia with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 helps, 3 blocks and 2 takes in 16 minutes off the bench.In 15 games, Ivisic averaged 5.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks, shooting 37.5%from 3-point range.Ivisic is among 5 players to transfer out of Kentucky this spring, including 4 considering that Calipari left for Arkansas. The Wildcats have likewise lost four of their six 2024 commitments, a group that was ranked as the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation.

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