Breaking: Mark Pope takes the next step to sign key transfer target

Breaking: Mark Pope takes the next step to sign key transfer target

Guard Chaz Lanier of North Florida is anticipated to begin an official visit on the Kentucky campus on Monday.

A visit has been set between Kentucky and a significant transfer target, marking the next phase of their relationship.

The national analyst for 247Sports, Travis Branham, reports that North Florida guard Chaz Lanier will be visiting Kentucky on Monday. This weekend, he’ll be at BYU as well. There isn’t currently a scheduled visit with Tennessee, who was previously thought to be leading the recruitment.

Ever since Lanier entered the transfer portal, Kentucky and he have been in conversation. Mark Pope even had the opportunity to witness Lanier last week at the G-League Combine.

The 6-foot-4 guard Lanier scored 19.7 points a night on average the previous season while shooting 44% from three-point range and 51% from the field on 3.3 attempts per contest.

With four games of 30 points or more and fifteen games of 20 points or more, he is a legitimate scorer. He only failed to get past the double digits once.His efficiency is just as impressive as his scoring prowess.

Lanier shot at least 50% from the field in 15 games, while he only made less than 40% of his shots in 5 games.

Lanier was the most efficient player in the A-Sun and ranked 13th nationally in terms of effective field goal rate.

Lanier’s ability to shoot from the outside makes him an excellent scorer, no doubt about it. In 23 separate games last year, he made at least three three-pointers.

With a 67 percent effective field goal rate, he was in the 96th percentile for catch and shoot threes. When handling the ball off screens, he scored in the 93rd percentile and the 90th percentile when dribbling without scoring. It goes without saying that he is incredibly deadly both on and off the ball.

Two scholarships are available for Kentucky for the 2024–2025 campaign. Kentucky has secured eight transfer commitments overall.

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