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Kentucky basketball roster: Who's leaving? Who's returning? Who's joining the team?

Jon Hale
Louisville Courier Journal

LEXINGTON - By now, Big Blue Nation is used to massive turnover in John Calipari's Kentucky basketball program.

But the offseason roster shuffling this spring and summer have take on a different hue. The NCAA's move to allow most players to transfer once without sitting out a season has shifted the bulk of the additions from highly touted high school recruits to players with college experience. Meanwhile, Kentucky's normal exodus of players to the NBA draft and transfer portal has continued.

Calipari also remade his coaching staff following one of the worst seasons in program history. With Davion Mintz still testing the NBA draft waters and top high school prospect Jalen Duren reportedly considering a move to the 2021 class, the roster changes may not be finished until July either.

To help you stay up to date with where things stand for Kentucky's 2021-22 roster, here is a breakdown of the additions, departures and returns to the program. We'll update this page as future changes are made.

Kentucky basketball transfer additions

Georgia guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) dribbles past Kentucky guard Devin Askew (2) during the first half at Stegeman Coliseum.

G Kellan Grady (Davidson)

G CJ Fredrick (Iowa)

F Oscar Tshiebwe (West Virginia)

PG Sahvir Wheeler (Georgia)

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Kentucky basketball high school signees

TyTy Washington plays with a camper at North Laurel High School in London, Kentucky.

F Daimion Collins 

F Bryce Hopkins

PG TyTy Washington

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Returning Kentucky basketball players 

John Wietharn, prepares to shoot a ball while University of Kentucky basketball player Keion Brooks Jr. looks on during a visit to Pillar's Crestwood Station day program. June 8, 2021

G Dontaie Allen

F Keion Brooks

F Brennan Canada

G Davion Mintz

G/F Zan Payne

F Jacob Toppin

F Lance Ware

G Kareem Watkins

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Kentucky basketball players leaving for NBA draft

Kentucky's Isaiah Jackson gets fouled going for a dunk against Auburn's Dylan Cardwell.
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G Brandon Boston

G Terrence Clarke*

F Isaiah Jackson

F Olivier Sarr

* - Clarke died in a car accident in Los Angeles while preparing for the draft in April.

Kentucky basketball players transferring to other schools

Kentucky Wildcats guard Devin Askew (2) calls a play against the Florida Gators  during the first half at Billy Donovan Court at Exactech Arena in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

PG Devin Askew (Texas)

F Cam'Ron Fletcher (Florida State)

New Kentucky basketball assistant coaches

University of Kentucky assistant men's basketball coach Orlando Antigua helped Gage Durrett, 9, spin a basketball on his finger while visiting Pillar's Crestwood Station day program. June 8, 2021

Orlando Antigua

Ron "Chin" Coleman

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Email Jon Hale at jahale@courier-journal.com; Follow him on Twitter at @JonHale_CJ