UK Women's Basketball

Kentucky women in running for top transfer

Northwestern guard Morgan Jones, left, is defended by Nebraska guard Rebecca Woodberry in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Women's Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Northwestern guard Morgan Jones, left, is defended by Nebraska guard Rebecca Woodberry in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Women's Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ASSOCIATED PRESS

One of the top high school basketball players in the nation from a year ago is planning to leave Northwestern and has suggested that Kentucky could be her desired destination.

Scout.com first reported that Morgan Jones, a 6-foot-2 swing player, told her coaches and teammates on Sunday that she's planning to transfer. The 2011 McDonald's All-American confirmed her departure via Twitter on Wednesday night and said she's planning visits soon to Louisiana State, Kentucky and Florida State.

Out of St. Mary High School in Florida, Jones was the No. 11 prospect in the nation, according to ESPN's Hoopgurlz.com.

As a freshman at Northwestern, she started 29 of 30 games and was second on the team in scoring, averaging 13.9 points, six rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Wildcats, who went 14-16 last season.

If Jones were to land at Kentucky, she would become the team's sixth McDonald's All-American. The others on the roster are DeNesha Stallworth, Samarie Walker, Bria Goss and Jennifer O'Neill. UK signee Janee Thompson was a McDonald's All-American this season.

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