Ohio State Women’s Basketball Adds Former Kentucky Guard Kennedy Cambridge From Transfer Portal

By Chase Brown on May 24, 2023 at 9:24 pm
Kennedy Cambridge

After the additions of Celeste Taylor and Taiyier Parks earlier this offseason, Ohio State women's basketball has landed another top transfer prospect.

On Wednesday, Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff and his staff received the commitment of former Kentucky guard Kennedy Cambridge, who entered the transfer portal after one season with the Wildcats.


A four-star recruit in the class of 2022, Cambridge arrived in Lexington after four successful years at Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tennessee, following in the footsteps of her older sister, Jordyn, who currently plays for Vanderbilt, and passing the baton to her younger sister, Jaloni, a five-star recruit and No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2024.

As a senior at Ensworth in 2021-22, Cambridge averaged 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 3.1 assists per contest and received the Tennessee Miss Basketball award for her efforts. Cambridge also led her team in multiple deep tournament runs, including a state championship in 2020-21.

In her lone season at Kentucky, Cambridge appeared in 19 games and averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per contest. Her season-high totals included nine points and three steals against Ole Miss and eight rebounds and three assists against Georgia. Cambridge entered the transfer portal after the Wildcats lost to Tennessee 80-71 in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.

Cambridge is the third transfer addition this offseason for Ohio State, along with Taylor and Parks. Taylor comes to Columbus after a first-team All-ACC season for Duke in which she also received ACC Defensive Player of the Year recognition, while Parks will wear the scarlet and gray after four seasons as a solid interior presence averaging 7.1 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Michigan State Spartans.

While Taylor and Parks are expected to impact the Buckeyes immediately as starters, Cambridge will enter her sophomore season as guard depth for Ohio State after the program lost guards Kaitlyn Costner, Mya Perry (Florida Atlantic) and Hevynne Bristow (James Madison) to the portal this offseason.

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