Anderson County’s Cann transfers to UK

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).

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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