How weird is what is going on with UK women’s basketball?

Camara (Vicky Graff Photo)

Batouly Camara will leave Kentucky after a solid freshman season. (Vicky Graff Photo)


I have no idea what has been going on with the Kentucky women’s basketball team now that freshman forward Batouly Camara has been granted her unconditional release from the school and assistant coach Tamika Williams-Jeter has also resigned from coach Matthew Mitchell’s staff.

It was just a few weeks ago that UK confirmed that assistant coach Adeniyi Amadou, who had been praised by Mitchell during the season, would not be back next season, either. It is a continuation of the coaching turnover that has plagued Mitchell’s staff the last few years.

It’s not like Camara didn’t play. She started 14 games and played in all 33. By the end of the season, she had become a dependable player on both ends of the court.

However, what is really puzzling is that she becomes the sixth player that started the school year on UK’s roster who is now gone. And remember UK had a winning season again.

Now the Wildcats have just seven returning players next season to go with signees Lindsey Corsaro, a McDonald’s All-American, and Chanin Scott.

I had scheduled an interview with Corsaro for Monday night before any of Camara news broke and she said UK coaches preferred that she wait until she got on campus to do any interviews.

One of the state’s premier high school coaches also contacted me Monday night to see if I had any additional information on what was going on at UK. The coach wondered if this might impact Mitchell’s job status and how “weird” the whole scenario seemed.


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  1. And now Madison Treece has decommitted from UK. So what in the world is going on with Matthew Mitchell’s team and staff? This team is imploding before our very eyes. Maybe it is not any of our business to know all of the ins and outs of every issue, but Coach Mitchell needs to get to the bottom of it before August. I know how petty young girls can be, but this surely goes beyond being young and petty. I am extremely concerned about this situation.

  2. Larry,
    If you don’t know, I’m not sure who would. But your right. I’m not even a Hoops fan and I’ve been wondering the same.

  3. And I just read that now commit Lindsay Corsaro is opening up her recruitment and has decommitted from UK. It is time for Coach Mitchell to fix this and NOW! He won’t have enough players left to coach come this fall!

  4. You can’t tell me that someone doesn’t know what is going on. I have never heard of anything this embarrassing at a university of this level. I have personally thought MM has been a pompous A$$ and just wants to be in front of the camera. There has to be something big time going on behind the scenes. Barney has to be doing some exit interviews and my guess is that Mathew has got to be on life support.

    1. ul hookers, unc 18 years of academic fraud. Really MIke! !

  5. Somebody who can needs to ask Coach Mitchell.

    1. Coach mitchell will have press conference at 1:30 Wednesday

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