Wake Forest Center Olivier Sarr has entered the transfer portal and the BBN is going nuts.
On Friday morning Jeff Borzello announced that the Wake Forest big man will enter the transfer portal.He is not eligible to play next year but will be applying for a waiver to play immediately. After the firing of head coach Danny Manning at Wake Forest, it seems that there is a good chance he will be eligible to play. Also, if the one-time transfer rule goes into place for the 2021 season then there is nothing to worry about.
Will he fit well with Kentucky? The answer is yes. He fits right into what John Calipari loves to do with his big men. But more importantly what Kenny Payne likes to do. Sarr is a 7-foot center who can run up and down the court. In his previous season he averaged 13.7 points and 9 rebounds. With Kentucky losing a First-Team All SEC player in Nick Richards, Sarr is the best replacement on the market right now, who happened to be Third Team All-ACC. Many Kentucky fans were devastated when Matt Haarms pick BYU over the Cats. If the coaching staff at UK can pull this one in, then looking back it could be a good thing Mark Pope took Haarms. Kentucky needs someone who can come in and make a big impact next season. Saar is a much better rebounder than Haarms.
Like Haarms he is originally from overseas. Olivier Sarr was born and raised in France before moving to the States to play basketball. Even though he just put his name in the transfer portal, Kentucky fans are all over his social media. For most players this is a great thing. They love the stardom that Kentucky brings, but that is not always the case. He said in an interview with ESPN, “I’ve never experienced anything like that; it was crazy.” He adds, “It was funny and all that, but it got to a point where it was a little bit too much.” It is a nice reminder to fans that these players need their space. He is well aware of the Big Blue Nation and understands how bad they want him in Lexington next season. He knows Kentucky needs a big man and has high praises for Kentucky. He says, “It’s one of the best programs in the country.” He wants to win and what better place to go than the most winningest program in college basketball.
co-writers: Dylan Ballard and Zach Bell