Kentucky forward Alexis Jennings (35) looks for a teammate to pass off to in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Mississippi won 73-65. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Rogelio V. Solis
May 04, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) 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 the coach 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.''

The 6-foot-2 Jennings started 18 of 33 games last season and averaged 10 points and 7.1 rebounds.

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