LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell has announced that sophomore forward Alexis Jennings will transfer, the seventh Wildcat to leave the program since last fall.
Jennings' departure comes a week after Mitchell publicly addressed the mass exodus of players and assistant coaches and stressed the need for building stability. Jennings figured to be part of that process, and Mitchell said in a release Wednesday night that "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.
Jennings, who is 6-foot-2, started 18 of 33 games last season and averaged 10 points and 7.1 rebounds.
Additionally, two players who had previously committed to the Wildcats, Lindsey Corsaro and Madison Treece, each reopened their recruitment.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.