While the Kentucky Wildcats men’s team watched all of its draft-eligible players declare for the NBA, the women’s team is dealing with a lot of their players leaving due to transfer. Alexis Jennings has apparently become the latest to do so.
Head coach Matthew Mitchell confirmed Jennings’s departure from the program, which makes her the seventh Wildcat to leave since last fall.
Mitchell recently addressed the large number of transfers last week, so the sophomore’s departure only adds fuel to the fire.
“It saddens us that Alexis did not see a path for her at Kentucky. … She felt it was in her best interest to finish her career elsewhere and we owe her that opportunity,” Mitchell said about Jennings’ departure in a statement.
Alexis Jennings helped the Wildcats get to the Sweet Sixteen during the 2016 NCAA Tournament by averaging 10 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last season.
It looks like the team could be in dire straits going into the 2016-17 season.
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