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Kentucky F Lance Ware enters transfer portal

Mar 16, 2023; Greensboro, NC, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Lance Ware (55) during a practice at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky forward Lance Ware announced Thursday that he is entering the transfer portal.

Ware, a four-star recruit, didn’t live up to the billing with the Wildcats and has career averages of 1.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 77 games (nine starts) over three seasons.

The 6-foot-9 Ware averaged 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 28 games (six starts) this past season.

“Although I have loved being a part of Kentucky, being coached by a Hall of Famer and his tremendous staff and battling alongside my brothers day in and day out, it is time for me to take my next step,” Ware said on Twitter.

“I want to thank Coach Cal for his support, along with my family who play an important part in everything I do. I have decided to enter my name into the transfer portal and explore my options to finish my collegiate career.”

Wildcats coach John Calipari said the door is open should Ware decided to return to Lexington.

“Lance has gotten better every year. He’s an exceptional leader and as good a teammate as I’ve ever coached,” Calipari said. “He knows he is welcome to return if he doesn’t find the opportunity he’s looking for.”

–Field Level Media

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