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The Kentucky Wildcats have been among the best college basketball programs in the country throughout the NCAA Tournament era, maintaining the best all-time winning percentage while recording the most all-time victories. Head coach Adolph Rupp first brought the Wildcats to the national stage, winning four titles. Four coaches have won titles at Kentucky since then, and first-year coach Mark Pope will try to become the fifth. Pope won a national title as a player for Kentucky in 1996 and stepped into the coaching vacancy left by John Calipari in recent weeks. Pope has used the college basketball transfer portal to build the 2024-25 Kentucky basketball roster, along with signing several freshmen as Kentucky basketball recruits.

Pope continues to fill out his Kentucky basketball lineup with proven transfers and there are still high-level players available. If you love the Wildcats, or just want the latest roster updates and college basketball transfer portal news, be sure to see what the proven team of insiders are saying at CatsPause, the 247Sports affiliate that covers Kentucky.

The team of insiders at CatsPause.com are providing up-to-the-minute scoop on the latest intel surrounding the Kentucky basketball coaching transition and roster changes. CatsPause has built a solid reputation over its 20+ years covering the Wildcats, and has deep-rooted sources inside and around the Kentucky athletic department. And right now, CatsPause is offering 50% off the first year of an annual subscriptions*, so now is the time to sign up.

The team at CatsPause has full coverage of who is coming and who is going on the Kentucky basketball roster. Head to CatsPause now to see all the insider info.

Kentucky basketball roster departures 

No sooner had Calipari departed Kentucky that a number of Wildcats from last year's roster were on the move as well. Aaron Bradshaw was the first to commit to a new team when he joined the Ohio State Buckeyes, while Zvonimir Ivisic became the first player from last season to follow Calipari to Arkansas. Calipari is also reportedly encouraging Bradshaw's high school teammate, D.J. Wagner, to join the Razorbacks.

The transfer portal isn't the only reason the Wildcats roster will look different next season. Antonio Reeves and Tre Mitchell, who were two of Kentucky's top scorers last season, are both graduating. Meanwhile, Justin Edwards, Rob Dillingham and Ugonna Onyenso have all declared for the 2024 NBA Draft. There is also movement within the recruiting class, so Pope's roster is clearly far from solidified for the 2024-25 season. Join CatsPause to see the latest on all of Kentucky's roster changes

Kentucky basketball news, roster

Pope has not wasted any time filling out his first Kentucky basketball roster in Lexington, adding an eighth transfer in recent days. Fairleigh Dickinson forward Ansley Almonor committed after playing three seasons for the Knights, averaging 16.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game last season. He knocked down nearly three 3-pointers per contest, so he gives Kentucky additional offensive firepower.

The Wildcats have already earned commitments from seven other transfers, including Oklahoma State big man Brandon Garrison and Wake Forest forward Andrew Carr. Four-star point guard Travis Perry and three-star forward Trent Noah are Pope's two incoming freshmen. With 10 players now on the roster, he only has a few more scholarship openings to fill. Join CatsPause to get the latest on all of Kentucky's roster additions

How to get insider Kentucky basketball roster updates

Pope could also be bringing at least one big-time BYU player with him, so be sure to join CatsPause to see who that is and get the rest of the insider roster news

Who are the top names Kentucky basketball is pursuing under coach Mark Pope, and what former BYU player could land in Lexington? Go to CatsPause to see their insider information, all from a team of reporters with years of experience covering the Wildcats, and find out. And reminder, CatsPause is offering 50% off the first year of an annual VIP membership*, so subscribe now before it's too late.

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