The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team’s mass exodus continues to bear fruit for other college programs around the country.
Batouly Camara, who played her freshman year at UK last season before announcing her departure April 25, is taking the highest leap possible by joining perennial national champion UConn, according to a report in the New Haven (Conn.) Register on Tuesday.
Camara, a native of New York City who played high school ball at the Blair Academy in New Jersey, will have to sit out the 2016-17 season as a transfer but will join the Huskies in 2017-18.
The 6-foot-2 Camara averaged 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game as a freshman at Kentucky. She came off the bench in 19 of Kentucky’s first 20 games last season before starting the final 13.
Other players who have departed willingly since last October and found new homes include Linnae Harper (Ohio State), Morgan Rich (Oklahoma) and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (Western Kentucky). Fellow transfers Alexis Jennings and Ivana Jakubcova have not yet announced plans.
Williams-Jeter to Penn State
Not only are UK’s former players finding fresh starts, so are its departed assistant coaches.
Tamika Williams-Jeter, who resigned from UK last month, was added to the staff at Penn State on Tuesday.
Another recently departed Kentucky assistant, Camryn Whitaker, has been named head coach at Northern Kentucky.