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4-Star Kentucky SG Jemarl Baker Jr. Reportedly Enters Transfer Portal

An overhead shot of Rupp Arena during a game.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Another Kentucky player is apparently leaving the program. Rising redshirt sophomore guard Jemarl Baker Jr. has reportedly entered the NCAA transfer portal.

A four-star top-100 recruit in the class of 2017, Baker sat out the 2017-18 season after knee surgery. He returned to the court and eventually joined the Wildcats' rotation.

Baker averaged 2.3 points in 9.1 minutes per game over 28 appearances. He scored a season-high eight points off the bench in Kentucky's second-round NCAA Tournament win over Wofford.

Multiple outlets reported news of Baker entering the portal this afternoon. At this point, he is allowed to have contact with other programs.

Baker is the fifth player leaving Kentucky this off-season. He joins early draft entrants P.J. Washington, Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson and graduating forward Reid Travis.

The Wildcats are also awaiting decisions from big men E.J. Montgomery and Nick Richards.

Kentucky will welcome in a top-five recruiting class this fall, including three five-star prospects and a prized grad transfer in Bucknell forward Nate Sestina.