Antonio Reeves’ return is welcome news for John Calipari and Kentucky basketball

 guard  is back on campus and plans to practice with the Wildcats for the upcoming 2023-24 season, the university confirmed Wednesday, ending a rollercoaster offseason for the senior guard. Reeves, an effective scorer who averaged 14.4 points for the Wildcats last season, first entered his name into the NBA Draft before opting to return to college for another season in order to boost his stock. 

Reeves never entered his name into the transfer portal but reportedly took summer classes at Illinois State, where he began his career. By attending summer classes and graduating, Reeves is eligible to play right away. 

The fifth-year senior will be the most experienced player on John Calipari's roster this season and the lone scholarship upperclassman. The Wildcats lost former National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe, along with Cason Wallace, Jacob Toppin and Chris Livingston to the draft. Sahvir Wheeler, CJ Fredrick, Damion Collins and Lance Ware all left the team via the transfer portal.

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