A former Anderson County star tweeted on Monday night that she’s leaving Cincinnati and plans to enroll at Kentucky.
“Excited to announce I will be transferring to the University of Kentucky & playing basketball,” Makenzie Cann tweeted. “Can’t wait to be apart of the #BBN.”
UK confirmed that the 6-foot guard is planning to walk on at the school and will have to sit for a season, per NCAA transfer rules.
Cann played in all 30 games last season with one start for the Bearcats, averaging 6.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in nearly 23 minutes a game as a true freshman.
She was Cincinnati’s fourth-leading scorer and second-best three-point shooter, averaging 36.8 percent from long range. That percentage is higher than any UK player last season and her 49 made three-pointers last year would’ve been second most for the Cats.
Cann, a five-year starter for Anderson County and finalist for Kentucky Miss Basketball, led the Bearcats to a 129-31 record. She finished first in school history in assists (645), second in points (2,207) and steals (468) and fourth in rebounds (748).