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Xavier Pinson drawing interest from Kentucky

Yet another transfer target has emerged for the Kentucky Wildcats, and this one comes from within the SEC.

According to Nike EYBL program Mac Irvin Fire, Kentucky has reached out to Missouri Tigers guard Xavier Pinson. If that program sounds familiar, it’s the same AAU team former Wildcats forward Kahlil Whitney played for.

Pinson, a Chicago native who played with Mac Irvin as a high school recruit, just entered the transfer portal on Tuesday, so Kentucky wasted little time in reaching out to the graduate transfer.

As a junior this past season, Pinson averaged 13.