Kentucky Women’s Basketball coach Matthew Mitchell has landed a pair of transfers from inside the SEC Wednesday the program announced the additions of former Tennessee guard Jazmine Massengill and former Auburn guard Robyn Benton.
Both players are entering their junior seasons but will have to sit out the 2020-21 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Massengill is a 6-foot guard averaged 6.5 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game and 4.1 assists per game last season. She shot 40% from the field and finished second on the Lady Vols with 128 assists while adding 23 blocks and 27 steals.
“We spent a lot of time with Jazmine and her family during her initial recruiting process and are grateful they let us rekindle our relationship this time around and can now welcome her into Big Blue Nation,” Mitchell said in a press release. “Jazmine is an electric guard that uses her size and strength to really make a difference on both ends of the court. Off the court, her personality can light up a room and I am so excited she is a Wildcat and brings that energy to our program.”
Massengill entered college as the 25 overall player for 2018 by ESPN and was named a McDonald’s All-American and NACA Sports First-Team All-American as a senior.
Benton earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors in 2018-19 as an Auburn Tiger. She played in 32 games and averaged 5.8 points per game while going 35-of-94 from long range and 24-of-34 from the free-throw line with 34 steals. As a sophomore last season, she averaged 10.1 points and scored a career-high 23 points vs. Missouri.
“Robyn is a fantastic player that really is going to fit in perfectly here at Kentucky,” Mitchell said in a separate press release. “When you look at her production the last two seasons, she has shown an ability to score at a high level and has some defensive intangibles that you cannot teach averaging nearly two steals per game. Most of all, she comes from a fantastic family and is a terrific person away from basketball and we are overjoyed to welcome her to Big Blue Nation.”
Benton was a five-star recruiting and ranked as the No. 17 overall player nationally by ESPN.com entering college.
While both guards will have to sit out next season, the Wildcats will return SEC Player of the Year Rhyne Howard, 6th woman of the year Chasity Patterson. They also will add three highly coveted freshman in Tennessee Player of the Year Treasure Hunt and all-state honorees Erin Toller and Niya Leveretter.