COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland's Destiny Slocum, who made a 70-foot shot during the NCAA Tournament, is leaving the university.
The school announced Tuesday the 5-foot-7 guard from Idaho has been granted permission to transfer.
Slocum says she's "talked with my family and (coach Brenda Frese) a great deal and have decided to continue my college career elsewhere."
The Big Ten Freshman of the Year averaged 11.5 points and 6.0 assists to help Maryland (32-3) win the league title for a third straight year. She had more assists (204) and more three-pointers (71) than any freshman in school history.
"Our staff is proud of the commitment we put into Destiny's development and all the accomplishments she achieved this season," Frese said in a statement. "We wish her continued success as she moves forward."
Maryland also announced sophomore Kiah Gillespie and freshman Jenna Staiti have been granted permission to transfer. Gillespie says she's leaving because of "personal family issues."
In the 2016 recruiting class, Slocum was considered one of the best high school prospects in the country. She was listed as the 7th best prep player by HoopGurlz, a ranking report on ESPN.com.
Slocum led Mountain View High School to their second straight 5A state championship. She averaged 27.3 points per game at state, and broke the tournament scoring record with 85 total points in three games.
Heard from Destiny Slocum last night. She said "homesickness" is not the reason she's transferring, but rather UM "wasn't the right fit." pic.twitter.com/zLeviADqva— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) April 5, 2017
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