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Former McDonald's All-American to transfer to UK

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DeNesha Stallworth Cal Women's Basketball

UK women's coach Matthew Mitchell picked up a huge transfer on Wednesday.

Denesha Stallworth, a 6-foot-3 center, announced she was transferring to Kentucky, after leaving the University of California - Berkley.

Stallworth was a McDonald's and WBCA All-American in 2009, following her senior season at Pinole Valley High School in Richmond, Calif. She was rated the No. 12 prospect in the nation by Blue Star, No. 15 by Collegiate Girls Basketball report, No. 24 by ESPN HoopGurlz and No. 32 by the All-Star Girls Report.

Stallworth was the leading scorer in the state of California for the 2008-09 season, averaging 27.7 ppg. and finished her high school career with 2,170 points and 1,002 rebounds.

As a freshman at California, Stallworth started 35 games, earning a spot on the Pac-10 Media All-Freshman team and the official Pac-10 All-Freshman team.

Last season, Stallworth was named first-team All Pac-10, averaging 13 points and six rebounds.
Stallworth chose UK over LSU and Florida. After sitting out the 2011-12 season, Stallworth will have two years of eligibility remaining.


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