UK BASKETBALL | Tai Wynyard enrolls early at Kentucky, could play this season

11/04/2015 05:31 PM

LEXINGTON — An already loaded roster for the Kentucky Wildcats in 2015-16 just became even more talented.

Tai Wynyard — a 4-star power forward from Auckland, New Zealand — has enrolled early for the spring semester at UK and is working on his student visa application to sign with the Wildcats this month, according to a report from

Wynyard (6-10, 263 pounds) verbally committed to Kentucky over Texas and Villanova last January and was originally a member of the UK’s 2016 recruiting class.

Once his student visa paperwork is approved, Wynyard would become eligible to join the Wildcats this season, providing much-needed depth to Kentucky’s talented, but thin, frontcourt.

The November early signing period runs from Nov. 11-18.

Wynyard, who last played for Rangitoto College, competed for the World Select Team at the Nike Hoop Summit in April and received MVP honors at the 3-on-3 World Championships in Hungary in June, leading New Zealand to the gold medal.

Click below to watch KSTV’s discussion on Wynyard’s early enrollment, explaining what he can bring to the Wildcats this season:


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