Kentucky Wildcats Baskteball: Transfer Julius Mays Chooses Kentucky

Matt OveringContributor IIIMay 13, 2012

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In what has been a very up-and-down offseason, John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats have their newest addition to their 2012-13 squad. 

Wright State transfer Julius Mays has chosen Kentucky over Purdue, reports Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports:



Julius Mays told CBSSports that he has committed to Kentucky. Has one year left and can play ASAP.

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) May 13, 2012


This offseason, Calipari has been on the recruiting trail, looking for additional depth across the board. Kentucky has shown interest in many potential recruits that range from incoming freshmen to transferring seniors.

Mays averaged 14.1 points per game for Wright State last season. He'll most likely back up Ryan Harrow at point, with Archie Goodwin playing shooting guard and being backed by Twany Beckham and Jon Hood. Jarrod Polson may be in the mix for playing time next year as well.

Before this announcement, the Kentucky backcourt was very shallow. The addition of Mays will add depth, but what may be hidden in this commitment is Mays' experience.

Kentucky will once again have a roster dominated by youth, and although Harrow will be a junior, he has only one year of playing experience.

Because Mays will be a senior, Calipari can still offer recruits for the 2013 class playing time and keep the revolving door up and running.  

Earlier this month, I wrote an article on Mays. You can read it here.