UK Women's Basketball

UK women’s basketball releases Corsaro from letter of intent

A McDonald’s All-American that had signed with Kentucky has been granted a release from her national letter of intent, the school confirmed on Tuesday.

Lindsey Corsaro, a 6-foot wing player from Indianapolis, is ranked the No. 35 player in the nation by ESPN and is just one of two signees for Kentucky next season. The other is swing player Chanin Scott.

The Cats already return just six players from this season’s team and add Cincinnati transfer Makenzie Cann. If Corsaro is indeed out, that would mean eight total players on scholarship next season.

A UK spokesman said Matthew Mitchell plans to keep pursuing Corsaro and hopes to get her to re-sign with the team.

In comments to the Indianapolis Star, Corsaro’s father said his daughter is keeping her options open.

“It’s a tough situation for us,” Greg Corsaro told the newspaper. “Kentucky has had some uncertainty the last couple months with some coaches and players and Lindsey felt like she should reconsider her options. She’s not ruling out Kentucky.”

Lindsey plans to take other visits, her father added. “We plan to see what interest there is out there and then take a look and see where she wants to do official visits. We’ll continue to talk to Kentucky.”

At the McDonald’s All-American game, Corsaro told the Herald-Leader she was excited to join Matthew Mitchell’s team this summer.

“I’m so excited,” Corsaro said. “I think they had a great year this year, and a lot of their young players stepped up and played huge. And I’ll get to come in and play with Makayla (Epps) for her last year. I think there’s a lot to look forward to.”

▪  The mother of another 2017 UK commitment, Madison Treece, told ESPN on Monday night that her daughter has reopened her recruitment as well. Treece is the No. 30 prospect according to ESPN.

▪  Bullitt East Coach Chris Stallings told the Herald-Leader that 2017 Kentucky commit Lindsey Duvall is still committed to Kentucky and was expecting to have a conversation with Mitchell soon. ESPN has Duvall as the No. 10 player in the nation.

▪  Another top 60 player according to ESPN, 5-foot-6 guard Kameron Roach of Lower Richland High School in South Carolina, confirmed that she is still firm in her commitment to Kentucky as well.

Jennifer Smith: 859-231-3241, @jenheraldleader

Josh Moore contributed to this report.