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Kentucky 4-Star Tai Wynyard Is Transferring

Kansas cheerleaders during the National Championship

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 02: A cheerleader from the Kansas Jayhawks performs before the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 2, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kentucky's men's basketball program is losing a player today.

Tai Wynyard, a sophomore forward, has decided to transfer out of the program. The Wildcats announced the news on Twitter today.

The former four-star recruit has been granted a full release.

"I want to thank everyone who has played a part in my two and a half years at Kentucky – everyone from the coaches to my teammates to the managers and the staff," Wynyard said. "Everyone played huge roles in my time here. I've been lucky enough to have gained experiences one could only hope to have in a lifetime. I've had the privilege of playing with and against some of the best talent in the country at Kentucky and my hope is to one day follow in their footsteps.

"This decision wasn't an easy one for me to make and I appreciate the commitment and support Coach Cal and the staff gave me in reaching it. My goals haven't changed. After meeting with Cal, something that he always talks about is doing what's best for the individual. Everyone is on a different path. Although that path will be somewhere else, I'll never forget this place. From day one, beginning with my first home game vs. Louisville in 2015, this place has shown me nothing but love. I want to thank you for your support. Kentucky will always hold a special place in my heart."

The 6-foot-10 forward was a four-star recruit in the class of 2015. He played in just 97 minutes of action for the Wildcats over the last two seasons.

Wynyard finishes his UK career with 19 total points and 27 rebounds. He did not receive any playing time in any of Kentucky's postseason games over the last two years.

It's unclear at this point where Wynyard will transfer to.