Report: Kentucky transfer Aaron Bradshaw sets official visit to Ohio State

Matt Connollyby:Matt Connolly04/12/24


Kentucky transfer Aaron Bradshaw is set to visit Ohio State this weekend, according to 247’s Travis Branham. Bradshaw is a former five-star recruit who was ranked as the No. 4 overall player in the class of 2023, according to the On3 Industry rankings.

Bradshaw played in 26 games and made 10 starts this past season. He averaged 4.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game.

The New Jersey native entered the transfer portal earlier this month after former Kentucky head coach John Calipari left for Arkansas.

Aaron Bradshaw scored in double figures seven times during his freshman season and earned an SEC Freshman of the Week honor. Arkansas is also believed to be in the mix to land the 7-foot-1 forward, but he will have plenty of suitors, including obviously Ohio State.

As for the Buckeyes, they finished 22-14 in 2023-24. Ohio State fired head coach Chris Holtmann in the middle of the season and replaced him with Jake Diebler. That moved paid off as Diebler went 8-3 down the stretch, reaching the quarterfinals of the NIT.

Diebler was then hired as the permanent head coach and is working on putting together his first recruiting class. Landing Aaron Bradshaw as a transfer would certainly be a huge win for Diebler.

Jeff Borzello discusses possibility of Aaron Bradshaw following John Calipari to Arkansas

According to a report from Jeff Borzello, Bradshaw is not a lock to follow Calipari to Arkansas. Not only that, Borzello reports that even without a coaching change, Bradshaw might have entered the transfer portal.

“I don’t think he’s a lock to follow Cal,” Jeff Borzello said. “There have been whispers the past couple of weeks and even the past couple of months that he was going to consider transferring.

“He had a pretty up-and-down freshman season. Barely played the final two months of the year. Had a foot injury that kind of delayed his debut. So, I don’t think he’s a lock to Arkansas. I think he’s going to have a pretty open recruitment.”

Whether it’s Bradshaw or someone else, Calipari does need to start filling out his roster soon. He joked during his introductory press conference about how there’s no one left on the Razorbacks roster.

“I met with the team — there is no team,” Calipari said during his introductory press conference on Wednesday. “So now I’ve got to — Hunter’s really, extremely confident — but we’ve got to get a roster together and some of it is a little bit of everything. But we will.

“It may take a little longer because there are kids that put their name in the NBA Draft that are going to go through some of the process, which means, do you wait for that kid? Or do you go take somebody that’s not quite as good? And you’re going to be juggling balls. That’s what we do now.”