Adou Thiero has a long of suitors in the Transfer Portal

On3 imageby:Tyler Thompson04/02/24


Last Thursday, Adou Thiero entered the transfer portal while also deciding to test the waters of the NBA Draft and keep open the possibility of returning to Kentucky for a junior season. The 6’8″ 222 lbs. wing already has a long list of suitors. According to Jeff Borzello, Thiero has heard from 21 schools thus far and plans to narrow his list next week.

Those schools include two near Thiero’s hometown of Leetsdale, PA, and four from the SEC: Pitt, Miami, Arizona, Oregon, Gonzaga, Ohio State, Indiana, Xavier, NC State, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Creighton, Richmond, Georgia, UCSB, Penn State, Mizzou, DePaul, Georgetown, Ole Miss, and Duquesne.

Thiero averaged 7.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game in his sophomore season at Kentucky. Jonathan Givony included Thiero in his first 2025 NBA mock draft for ESPN at No. 27; however, thanks to the NBA’s pre-draft process, Thiero can enter the 2024 NBA Draft to receive feedback on where he stands and how he can improve his game moving forward.

In February, John Calipari talked about what a year three for Thiero could look like.

“It’s all there for him. He’s gotten so much better,” he said. “He’s not even what he was a year ago and what he is now. And I still think he’s going to be 6-9. He’s probably 6-7, maybe a little bit bigger now. By the time next year rolls around, he’ll be 6-9.”

Fingers crossed the season takes place at Kentucky and not at one of the 21 schools on Borzello’s list.

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