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UK Hoops lands major transfer in Dre’una Edwards

A big pickup for UK.

Utah Athletics

Matthew Mitchell and his Kentucky Wildcats have pulled in a massive transfer.

Dre’una Edwards, the 2019 Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year, has announced that she will transfer to UK.

“We are thrilled Dre’una is a Wildcat,” UK head coach Matthew Mitchell said in a press release. “She will be an incredible addition to our family. Her positive energy and unbridled enthusiasm are infectious and will impact our program immediately. Dre has a game that fits our system perfectly and her competitive spirit will help us win. We all are excited for the future.”

Edwards will sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules and injury after sustaining a torn ACL in February.

In her first collegiate season, Edwards started in 26 games and averaged 11.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The 6-2 forward scored 20 or more points three times for the Utes, including 18 double-digit scoring games.

Prior to her first collegiate season at Utah, the Las Vegas native was named Las Vegas Review-Journal First-Team All-State in 2018 and was a two-time USA Today All-USA Nevada Girls Basketball First-Team selection. During her senior year, Edwards was tabbed to the Naismith Trophy Girls High School Player of the Year watch list.