FSU hoops adds Kentucky transfer Cam’Ron Fletcher

Cam’Ron Fletcher announced he will transfer from Kentucky to Florida State, 247Sports reported on Friday.

A 6-foot-6, 215-pound small forward, Fletcher averaged 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in nine games in his freshman 2020-21 season for the Wildcats.

“I’m excited to play with a group of guys and to be part of a brotherhood,” Fletcher said in an email released by FSU. “I’m really looking forward to meeting and getting to know my new teammates. It’s important to me to get to know them as people, so I can learn about them as players. I feel like I can thrive in Florida State’s system. I’m looking forward to working hard and achieving big things on the court.

“Throughout this process I’ve been able to get to know the Florida State coaching staff. Along with getting to know my teammates, my goal as a Seminole is to win a national championship for Coach Hamilton.”

Fletcher will add to an FSU roster that will take on a different shape in 2021-22. The Seminoles return veterans in Anthony Polite and Malik Osborne but also welcome an influx of newcomers in Houston transfer Caleb Mills, junior college transfer Naheem McLeod and freshmen Jalen Warley, Matthew Cleveland and John Butler.

“We are excited and looking forward to welcoming Cam into our basketball family,” FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said.  “After visiting with Cam and his family, I feel very confident that as he immerses himself in our culture here at Florida State, he will have the opportunity to excel and reach his full potential.

“Cam has tremendous basketball skills; he fits into our offensive system and understands our defensive philosophy very well.  We are looking forward to getting him to Tallahassee and beginning his academic and basketball career as a Seminole.”

Also on Friday, five-star forward Michael Foster opted to go pro and play for the G League’s Ignite franchise. Foster chose pro ball over Florida State and Georgia.