Freshman Jaycee Coe to leave Kentucky

Little-used freshman guard Jaycee Coe has decided to leave Kentucky and transfer to another program, the school confirmed late Friday night

The 5-foot-11 freshman from Gainesboro, Tenn., played in 16 games for UK this season and averaged 5.7 minutes and 1.3 points a game.

Through a school spokesman, the two-time Class A Tennessee Miss Basketball thanked teammates, coaches and fans, and added: “At this time I feel like it’s in my best interest to pursue basketball at another school and hopefully somewhere closer to my family.

“Basketball is my passion and I want to be able to contribute more on the court. I believe transferring to another program is the best decision for me.”

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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