Kentucky Wildcats freshman Cam'Ron Fletcher has entered the basketball transfer portal, the school announced Saturday.

Fletcher, a former ESPN 100 prospect from St. Louis, played just nine games for the Wildcats this season and was asked to step away from the team for a week back in December.

"Although this season did not go the way any of us wanted to, being a part of the Kentucky men's basketball program has been a great experience," Fletcher said in the statement. "I would like to thank all of my coaches and teammates and especially the Big Blue Nation for making my time here so special. I grew so much this season, not only on the court but as a man and I'll be forever thankful for this opportunity."

The 6-foot-6 small forward was visibly upset toward the end of Kentucky's loss to North Carolina in December, and two days later John Calipari announced that he had "asked Cam Fletcher to take some time and step away from the team."