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Two SEC transfers join Kentucky women’s basketball team

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) – Two former Kentucky opponents arrive in Lexington.

According to a statement from UK Athletics, South Carolina transfer Eniya Russell and LSU transfer Ajae Perry have signed with the Wildcats as undergraduate transfers.

Russell has played 49 career games for the Gamecocks, including 23 for their national title in 2021-22. She averaged 2.3 points per game in 7.7 minutes per game last season.

“Eniya is a player that we absolutely adored when we signed her from high school and we are delighted that she has decided to join the Wildcat program this time around,” said British head coach Kyra Elzy in the communicated. “Eniya has great height on the perimeter, has elite athleticism and is very skilled offensively. She can score at all three levels and her ability to score out of ball screen action will open up our attack. We obviously followed his first two years collegiate in South Carolina and believe that his style of play will fit perfectly into our program. We can’t wait to see what his future holds for him in Kentucky.

Petty appeared in 19 games last season for LSU, scoring 17 points.

“Ajae is an extremely talented inside player who we are happy to have joined our program,” said Elzy. “She was a player we scouted and recruited out of high school. Her size, athleticism and physique are something we had to add to the list. She has veteran experience in our league, which makes her will thrive in our system. I look forward to having him on campus this summer and getting to work.

Both players will have three more years of eligibility.

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