Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso (ooo-GAH-na ON-yen-so) announced a commitment to Kentucky Monday and officially signed a letter of intent, joining the Wildcats for the 2022-23 season.
Kingsley is the fourth member of Kentucky’s 2022 signing class, joining Cason Wallace, Chris Livingston, and Adou Theiro.
Kentucky coach John Calipari had the following to say about Kingsley joining the Kentucky basketball program.
“What excited me most about Ugonna is he wanted to not only be here but wanted to be here to train with us and learn from guys like Oscar (Tshiebwe) and Lance (Ware) immediately and help us chase a national title,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “Ugonna has unbelievable natural athleticism and great instincts for a young player. He is going to be able to defend at the rim and is a terrific finisher. Ugonna has only been in the United States since January but has been fully immersed in basketball for several years with his experience at the NBA Academy in Africa. The staff and I are excited to help push him every day in a competitive and focused environment as he continues to improve and become the best version of himself both on and off the floor.”
Calipari added on Twitter that Kingsley wouldn’t be with the team in the Bahamas. He will arrive on campus on August 20.
I am so excited to add a player like Ugonna. His ability, size and intellect makes him a great fit for our program.
He will not be with us in the Bahamas, but will join us on campus on August 20. I cannot wait to work with him! https://t.co/XHcRujWsFf
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 1, 2022