Since many have asked in recent days, here’s a closer look at the UK basketball team’s scholarship situation for next season:
Each school is allowed 13 athletic scholarships per season. UK is playing with only 12 scholarship players this season due to the summer departure of Kyle Wiltjer. Two of the current scholarship players are seniors (Jon Hood and Jarrod Polson), so those scholarships will open up going into next season.
That means there are currently 10 underclassmen on scholarship, in addition to the four players who have signed with Kentucky for next season — making a total of 14 scholarship players for 2014-15. That’s one over the limit if no current underclassmen go pro, which is highly unlikely.