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Gillispie: Jasper Likely Leaving UK

The Wildcats have been in the headlines lately for gaining several recruits. Now it looks like the Cats might lose a couple already on the roster.

It's been common knowledge that UK Guard Derrick Jasper could leave the Big Blue mainly because of being home sick. For the first time, Billy Gillispie has come forward saying the junior to be is likely leaving.

At a press conference earlier Saturday, Coach Gillispie said everyone has pretty much known for weeks that Jasper is leaving. More than once last season, Gillispie spoke of Jasper's value to the UK team as a ball-handler, decision-maker and example of toughness. Last season Jasper played in 20 games after sitting out due to constant knee problems. The California native four points and five rebounds and while his free throw shooting suffered dramatically, Jasper shot 43 percent from three point range.

Gillispie also said freshman big man Morakinyo Williams has asked for a release.


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