LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – One of the only times CJ Fredrick took the court for the Kentucky men’s basketball team last year was in a team practice open to the media before the season started, but injuries kept him off the court.

Fredrick transferred from Iowa as one of the best shooters in the transfer portal but arrived to Lexington while still recovering from offseason leg surgery. After nearing a return to the floor, he tore his hamstring in mid-November was out for the entire season.

The Covington Catholic-alum announced on Twitter on Saturday that he was returning to Kentucky to play here next season, an expected announcement.

He entered last season with the highest career 3-point shooting percentage in the nation, shooting 46.6% from behind the arc at Iowa. He made the all Big Ten freshman team in 2019-20 and started in all 27 games in 2020-21, his redshirt sophomore season.

His redshirt junior season was a wash in Lexington but appears to be ready to suit up in Kentucky blue next season.

Kentucky is still waiting on decisions from Oscar Tshiebwe and Shaedon Sharpe on if they will declare for the NBA draft or return next season. Their deadline to make a decision is April 24.