Legion Talks with Gillispie; Still Not Back with UK

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie says he met with Alex Legion Thursday morning, but the freshman point guard hasn't rejoined the Wildcats -- at least yet.

Legion asked for -- and was granted -- a release from the Kentucky basketball team earlier this week. Gillispie said Legion told him he had changed his mind during their meeting Thursday, which the player requested.

"He wants to be back on the team," Gillispie said.

Gillispie, a first-year coach at Kentucky whose first recruit was Legion, declined to say why Legion hasn't been readmitted, but he didn't rule out the possibility.

"You never know what might happen in the future," Gillispie said.

Gillispie said the team needs to eliminate distractions as it prepares for a tough road game Saturday at Indiana. Legion hasn't practiced this week.

Joe Crawford, a senior guard who temporarily left the Wildcats during his freshman season, said he too had discussed the matter with Legion but didn't elaborate.

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