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Lance Ware enters transfer portal; Top 5 landing spots

Lance Ware enters transfer portal; Top 5 landing spots
Kentucky Wildcats forward Lance Ware (55) reacts in the first half against the Providence Friars. (Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

LEXINGTON, K.Y. (BVM) – Lance Ware has announced he will be entering the transfer portal after three seasons at Kentucky. Ware averaged 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds for the Wildcats during the 9.9 minutes of play per game he got this season. However, in the six games he started this year for Kentucky, he averaged 5.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals. 

The Camden, New Jersey native was a four-star recruit out of Camden High School and was a top-50 recruit in the nation for the Class of 2020. His senior year, he helped the Panthers to a 29-1 record while averaging 11.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks. Ware chose Kentucky over offers from over 15 other schools including Michigan, Georgetown, Ohio State, Oregon and Miami. 

Ware was named a captain for the Wildcats prior to the season and is well liked amongst players as well as coaches. His decision to leave suggests he is looking for more playing time and the opportunity to possibly start somewhere else. 

“Lance has gotten better every year,” Kentucky head coach John Calipari said about Ware in a tweet following Ware’s announcement that he would be entering the portal. “He’s an exceptional leader & as good a teammate as I’ve ever coached. He knows he is welcome to return if he doesn’t find the opportunity he’s looking for.”

Here are five landing spots for Ware in the transfer portal.