A star guard who led Oregon in scoring before being dismissed in November has enrolled at Kentucky.
At around 1 p.m. on Friday, Chrishae Rowe tweeted the word "official" with a picture of her new UK student ID.
Coach Matthew Mitchell confirmed later Friday that the 5-foot-10 guard will join his team immediately but will not be able to participate in games or travel this season, per NCAA transfer rules.
The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year will be eligible to resume playing in games at the end of the 2015-16 fall semester.
"We're excited and hopeful for her future here," Mitchell said Friday after previewing No. 10 Kentucky's trip to top-ranked South Carolina this weekend. "I think there's great opportunity for her."
The Corona, Calif., native led the Ducks in scoring last season, averaging 21.6 points a game and setting a school record for most points scored in a game with 41. She led the NCAA in scoring among freshmen last season.
Rowe's 690 points last season were just four points shy of breaking Oregon's 30-year-old record for scoring in a season.
First-year Oregon coach Kelly Graves announced in early November that he was dismissing the guard for an unspecified violation of team rules. He later told various media outlets that Rowe did nothing unlawful and that she was in good academic standing at Oregon.
Graves told the Daily Emerald, the Oregon student newspaper, that he was unable to address the violation of team rules directly.
"We're trying to establish a culture here, the kind of culture that we use to build a successful program, and she was just doing some things that wouldn't allow for that to happen and so I just thought it was best for both parties," the coach said.
"We have a certain list of things that we don't allow and when people don't adhere to those, then choices and decisions have to be made. That's what we made today."
Mitchell, who has had recent success with transfers such as DeNesha Stallworth (California) and Samarie Walker (Connecticut), said he met with Rowe multiple times before they agreed that she could land at Kentucky after some "direct, frank, blunt conversations about what this is going to be like."
Kentucky is happy to be her second chance, he said.
"Now we just have to do a good job of just wrapping our arms around her like we do in this program and welcoming her into our family," Mitchell said of Rowe, rated the No. 67 player overall in the class of 2013 by ESPN.com and the 17th-best guard.