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Kentucy coach: Dre’Una Edwards situation ‘is not a priority for me’

Dre'una Edwards transferred from Kentucky to Baylor in the offseason. (Saul Young/USA TODAY NETWORK)

Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy took time on Friday to address the school’s refusal to sign Dre’Una Edwards’ eligibility waiver, saying that it is “not a priority.”

Edwards took to social media on Thursday, calling out the school for not signing the waiver.

On Friday, Elzy maintained that because Edwards did not graduate, she was not eligible to compete. According to Elzy, the school also addressed her eligibility in March.

“Everyone was clear what would happen, she would need to sit a year to play a year. I addressed this in March,” she said. “I’m 100 percent confident in what we offer our student-athletes academically and athletically to be successful. My priority is this program and our players. Dre decided to leave in March. We’ve moved on and she moved on and that’s where we stand.”

According to Elzy, Baylor as well as “every other school that contacted us,” knew that Edwards would not be eligible to play immediately.

“That’s part of sitting in this seat. There’s moving parts all the time. I just keep my priority and focus with this team, the staff and program,” Elzy continued. “No one else gets into our circle and we stay focused on priority.

“That situation is not a priority for me, I have bigger things to worry about and that’s not one that I’m going to spend any more time or answer any more questions about.”