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Arizona transfer Baker receives waiver, eligible immediately

Kentucky v Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 29: Jemarl Baker Jr. #13 of the Kentucky Wildcats stretches before the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Memorial Gym on January 29, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky won 87-52. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Arizona announced on Thursday that Kentucky transfer Jemarl Baker has received a waiver and will be eligible immediately for the Wildcats.

According to the announcement, Kentucky supported Baker’s bid for immediate eligibility.

As a redshirt freshman, Baker averaged 3.1 points in just over nine minutes. A native of California, Baker has a reputation for being a shooter and should be able to contribute minutes alongside Nico Mannion and Josh Green on Arizona’s perimeter.