Not long after after Head Coach Kyra Elzy signed a contract extension with the school, and only a few days after watching her former player get drafted No. 1 overall in the WNBA Draft, she’s back on the recruiting trail - sort of.
This afternoon the Kentucky women’s program announced that they have signed Buffalo graduate transfer, Adebola “Ade” Adeyeye, who played for the reigning American Conference Championship winners just last season at Buffalo. The forward averaged 6.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.3 assists per game while also shooting a 56.2% clip for the Bulls last year. Adeyeye becomes the sixth new face for Elzy’s roster next season after a mass departure this summer, joining the likes of Kennedy Cambridge, Tionna Herron, Amiya Jenkins, Cassidy Rowe and Saniah Tyler.
“It was welcome news this week to receive a commitment from Ade and add her to the Kentucky Wildcat family,” Elzy said. “She visited campus recently and I could tell it was a perfect fit right away. Her values match our program’s core values perfectly. She is a high-motor player with a great basketball IQ. Ade is fun to watch play because she brings elite energy to the floor at all times. She is an exceptional rebounder and really brings a tenacity to the glass. Ade is the exact type of player and person we were looking to add and cannot wait to get her on campus soon.”
The women’s program lost a lot of talent during this offseason and it seems that they’re doing their absolute best to replace it. Less than a month after the season has concluded, they’re already making some loud noise.