The outlook for Kentucky's 2020-21 basketball season got significantly brighter on Wednesday when the program announcedthat Wake Forest transfer Olivier Sarr will be eligible for the upcoming season. The 7-footer finished second behind North Carolina's Garrison Brooks in the voting for the ACC's Most Improved Player as a junior last season after averaging 13.7 points, nine rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. He also hit a career-best 52.7% of his shots.

Sarr will be the Wildcats' likely starter at center as Kentucky enters the season laden with youth and light on big men. Sarr announced in May that he planned to transfer to Kentucky after Wake Forest's coaching transition from Danny Manning to Steve Forbes. Kentucky, however, was awaiting SEC clearance for Sarr to play immediately.