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NCAA says Kentucky freshman Zvonimir Ivisic is eligible to play basketball for the Cats

The wait is over. Zvonimir Ivisic can play basketball for the University of Kentucky. Ivisic shared the news in a tweet Saturday afternoon.

Big Z is free! basketball freshman Zvonimir Ivisic has announced he's been declared eligible and will be available to play for the Wildcats, effective immediately.

Ivisic is a 7-foot forward from Croatia who initially announced his commitment to Kentucky but has been awaiting approval by the NCAA in order to officially suit up for the Cats. Ivišić first announced his commitment to Kentucky on August 1st, 2023, and a Spokesperson confirmed he had been admitted to the university on October 4th, 108 days ago. Athletic Director thanked the NCAA and everyone at UK Athletics who worked through the process of securing Ivisic's eligibility.


On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player.  The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.


On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.


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