Head coach Matthew Mitchell has announced that yet another UK Hoops player plans to transfer.
Sophomore post player Alexis Jennings has asked for a release and will be leaving the program.
“The turnover we have had has not been easy on our players and it’s critical that we give them some stability,” Mitchell said. “Part of that is getting a quality staff in place and I am confident we are going to do that in the coming days.”
Here’s a release from UK:
LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Wednesday that sophomore post player Alexis Jennings has requested a transfer and been granted a release from the program.
“I talked last week about needing to give our players a clear path forward in our program and it saddens us that Alexis did not see a path for her at Kentucky,” Mitchell said. “She alerted me today that she felt it was in her best interest to finish her career elsewhere and we owe her that opportunity. I appreciate her hard work the past two years and hope she finds success.
“The turnover we have had has not been easy on our players and it’s critical that we give them some stability. Part of that is getting a quality staff in place and I am confident we are going to do that in the coming days. Our focus continues to be on the players in the locker room and the recruits that we are confident would make great Wildcats.”
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UK is left with 5 players from last year’s 25-8 team. The Cats will be adding Cincinnati transfer Makenzie Cann and incoming freshman Chanin Scott.