Kentucky's Batouly Camara (1) shoots while defended by South Carolina's A'ja Wilson during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. South Carolina won 73-62. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
James Crisp
May 24, 2016

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Kentucky forward Batouly Camara has transferred to UConn.

Camara, who averaged 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds as a freshman, becomes the sixth Kentucky player to transfer out of the program since the start of last season.

Under NCAA rules, Camara will have to sit out the 2016-17 season and will have three years of eligibility remaining.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma announced the transfer Tuesday. He says the Huskies developed a relationship with the 6-foot-2 New York City native during her original recruiting process at Blair Academy in New Jersey, where she played her high school basketball. He called her a hard worker with tremendous ability.

Camara will join former Duke forward Azura Stevens, who announced her transfer to UConn last month and also will sit out next season.

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This story has been corrected to show the forward's name is Camara, not Camera.

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