Slone given release, weighing options

Walk-on and fan favorite Landon Slone has asked for, and been given, his release from the UK basketball team. While not technically a scholarship player, Slone had to inform the school of his intentions to transfer.

Slone, who played at Paintsville High School, told 27 SportsFirst that he has tried unsuccessfully to address his situation with new coach John Calipari.

The freshman guard said he's currently weighing his options, which include possibly transferring to Arkansas or Morehead, or staying at UK. Slone will visit Morehead on Friday.

Slone said his lifelong dream was to play at Kentucky and he enjoyed his time in Lexington. "I'm trying to keep my spirits up. I have no regrets."

When asked about rumors he might rejoin former UK coach Billy Gillispie, Slone said he hadn't given it much thought. If Gillispie took a great job, Slone said he might follow.

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