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Is hype growing out of control for Olivier Sarr? Kentucky's 7-footer sees move as 'win-win'

LEXINGTON – Kentucky basketball fans' quest for updates on the status of Olivier Sarr’s transfer waiver could not rival the 7-footer’s own obsession with the process.

“Every day, every time (John Calipari) stepped in the gym, I’m like, ‘Hey coach, you got any news? You know when it’s coming? You got something for me? You got good news?’” Sarr said Wednesday. “He’s always like, ‘Relax, it’s coming. It’s coming.’”

Last week, the news Sarr had been waiting for finally arrived.

The NCAA and SEC had approved his request for a waiver to avoid the normal requirement that Division I transfers sit out a season.