Former UK Guard Legion Narrows Transfer Choices to Four Schools

By: James Brandenburg Email
By: James Brandenburg Email

Alex Legion's status at Kentucky finall appears certain: he's not coming back to Lexington.

In an interview in the Thursday edition of The Detroit News, Legion said he never wavered from his decision to leave Billy Gillispie's Wildcats.

"If you notice, there are no articles with me actually saying anything," Legion told the paper. "Yeah, I did decide to transfer, but as far as me coming back, I have no idea how that came out. I never went to any paper or writer and told them I had any thoughts of coming back."

Instead, Legion's been busy gathering a list of schools he's interested in so he can request a release to specific teams. He's narrowed it to four: Notre Dame, Illinois, Arkansas and Michigan, with whom Legion originally signed a national letter-of-intent.

"Those are the only schools that can contact me," said Legion, who confirmed to the paper that Notre Dame is the only school that has offered a scholarship, requested and received his paperwork from Kentucky. "(Kentucky) has told me that this isn't like high school, where everyone can contact me. I give a list of schools to (Kentucky), and it's given to coach Gillispie (and he makes a decision about a transfer among those interested).

"I could have given a list of 10 schools, but that would have been pretty stupid."

His departure leaves UK with only six players who have appeared in all seven Wildcat games this season while averaging at least 15 minutes an outing. Legion averaged 17.5 minutes and 6.7 points while with the team, playing in UK's first six games.


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