It has been a week since Matthew Mitchell went on a media tour to defend his program after a variety of defections. If you thought they were over, you thought wrong.
UK announced that Alexis Jennings will transfer from the program after two seasons. The forward started in 18 games last season, averaging 10.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
Including assistant coaches and decommitted recruits, Jennings is the 11th to leave the women’s basketball program. There are only seven players remaining on next year’s roster: Makayla Epps, Maci Morris, Taylor Murray, Evelyn Akhator, Alyssa Rice, transfer Makenzie Cann and 2016 signee Chanin Scott.
Matthew Mitchell’s Statement:
“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.”
Will the bleeding ever end? Just when we thought it had stopped, it has started again.