Kentucky guard Ryan Harrow set to transfer to Georgia State

Kentucky Wildcats guard Ryan Harrow (12) shoots against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena. The Commodores beat the Wildcats 64-48. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats guard Ryan Harrow (12) is going to transfer to Georgia State in order to be closer to home. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

It is not every day a basketball player has the opportunity to play for mighty Kentucky but eventually passes on that chance. However, on Easter Sunday, guard Ryan Harrow announced his decision to transfer from Lexington. He will seek a waiver from the NCAA to hopefully play for Georgia State next season.

On such a holiday as Easter, when friends and family come together to celebrate, Harrow told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he needed to be closer to his ailing father. The elder Harrow recently suffered a stroke and cannot travel.

“I really need to be home with him to be closer to him to make sure he’s taken care of,” Harrow said.

Being in Atlanta would make it far easier for his father to watch him play once in a while, and it would enable Harrow to take better care of his old man.

He is hoping to play for Georgia State next season, but he will need permission from the NCAA to do so. Since this is a special case, he is likely to receive that and should be an immediate starter next year.

He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

No. 2-overall recruit Julius Randle will be suiting up for Kentucky next season.