"I'm excited to get started in Lexington," Mulder said during a livestream announcement atttended by his teammates and a gathering of fellow students at Vincennes. "... I just thought, at the end of the day, Kentucky, playing there is probably the best chance at continuing my basketball career at the next level.
"I know it will be a big jump, but I wouldn't want it to be easy."
Mulder, a native of Windsor, Ontario, made an official visit to Lexington this past weekend. "I had a wonderful time down there," he said. Marcus Lee served as his host. "He showed me a great time."
As a sophomore, Mulder led Vincennes to a 33-2 record. He averaged a team-high 15.7 points per game while shooting 45 percent (88 of 197) from 3-point range and 80 percent (80 of 100) at the free throw line. He also averaged 6.9 rebounds per game.
His shooting ability could fill a key role for the Cats next season, who are losing wings Aaron Harrison and Devin Booker. Last season at Vincennes, Mulder had 10 games in which he hit four or more 3-pointers.
"I think I'll fit in well," Mulder said. "I'm going to bring the winning attitude that I had here, try to carry it over there. I know they're all about winning."
Mulder is the first spring addition for UK, who recently lost seven players from the roster to the NBA Draft. He'll join fall signees Skal Labissiere, Isaiah Briscoe and Charles Matthews on the 2015-16 roster.