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BREAKING: Kentucky WBB transfer Robyn Benton has been granted immediate eligibility

(UK Athletics)

(UK Athletics)

HUGE news out of the Kentucky Women’s Basketball world.

According to a press release sent out by the University, Robyn Benton, a 5-foot-9 guard who transferred from Auburn over the summer, has been granted immediate eligibility and will be able to play on day one for the 2020-21 season.

This news is a major boost to the program, as Benton is a premier shooter and an excellent defender. She already has two years of experience playing SEC basketball at Auburn and should be an impact player from opening day.

“We are so excited for Robyn,” Kentucky interim head coach Kyra Elzy said in the release. “From the first day she stepped on campus, she has worked hard to improve her game. What I have been most impressed with is Robyn and Jazmine have both elevated the intensity and competitiveness of our practices. Robyn is an explosive guard, who can not only score but is an elite defender. She is in great shape and playing at an extremely high level. I can’t wait for Big Blue Nation to see her and the rest of the team play next week.”

The status of fellow SEC transfer Jazmine Massengill, who came over from Tennessee, was not mentioned in the release.

Benton was a member of the All-SEC Freshman Team back in 2018-19 and averaged double-digits in scoring as a sophomore despite missing the first nine games of the season due to injury. Having another veteran presence with SEC experience adds an extra element to an already impressive-looking squad.

The season is only eight days away…

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

10 Comments for BREAKING: Kentucky WBB transfer Robyn Benton has been granted immediate eligibility

  1. clarks
    7:05 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    If massengill also becomes eligible are we a national championship contender?

  2. clarks
    7:06 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    Kyra elzy should lean on cal for advice throughout the year on how to handle stacked roster.

  3. neat1ky
    7:17 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    Shame we don’t play UL this year with this roster great timing like not playing them in football

  4. WKY Cat
    7:18 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    They are going to be very talented. But Kyra has to prove she can coach. I like watching the ladies play more than the men.

    • EastKY-BlueBlood
      7:55 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

      Why? Lol

    • WKY Cat
      9:03 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

      EastKY because they don’t rely completely on athletic ability to beat people off the dribble to score. They actually involve all 5 players and run plays. Now of course all the homers will say that is a basketball play and it works. But I like an older style of basketball.

    • nocode96
      9:58 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

      Wky cat, that is a perfectly reasonable and excellent reason you provided. Thank you. Usually in that situation in these threads it’s a setup for the “cause Cal sucks” crowd. That was a nice change for the KSR message boards.

  5. CahillsCrossingNT
    7:28 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    I’m skeptical there will be a season with this virus in the way.

  6. Pensacola_Cat_Fan
    10:25 pm November 17, 2020 Permalink

    HUGE. There should have been a notification sent to all app owners.