LEXINGTON, KY. (LEX 18) — Kentucky men's basketball transfer Donatie Allen has committed to Western Kentucky.
Your playing small does not serve the World ‼️ #committed pic.twitter.com/yxA1SC8ZS1— Dontaie A11en (@dontaieallen11) April 13, 2022
The Kentucky native and UK sophomore decided to put his name into the transfer portal at the end of March.
All Love Big Blue Nation, forever my home 💙 pic.twitter.com/Aak9DgMzNy— Dontaie A11en (@dontaieallen11) March 24, 2022
Calipari responded to the announcement on Twitter:
Dontaie has been an incredible teammate and brought a lot to our program. He battled to overcome an injury early and never let the adversity change who he was.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) March 24, 2022
Proud of you, Dontaie! Thank you for the last three years and I wish you nothing but success on your journey! https://t.co/t3SXXCxWlb
With red-shirting his freshman year and given the extra of eligibility due to COVID-19, along with the new transfer policies, Allen will be immediately eligible and still has three years left to play.
Allen was 2019 Mr. Kentucky Basketball and a former Pendleton County star.