Samarie Walker leaves UConn

Connecticut’s official statement.

The freshman and Coach Geno Auriemma speak:

Walker had been one of the pleasant surprises of the early season. She debuted with a tremendous preseason and they carried it over into November and early December before experiencing a lull.

She was averaging 6.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and was shooting 58.7 percent in 16 games, averaging 18.8 minutes.

Walker had one of her best games of the season at St. John’s last week, scoring 15 points (6 of 9) in 22 minutes with only three rebounds. A few days earlier at Notre Dame, Walker had only one rebound and one shot in 19 minutes.

After the St. Johns’s game she spoke of a renewed mindset to work harder and more consistently for the coaches.

But something apparently happened on Saturday against Louisville at the XL Center. Walker played 17 minutes and made 2 of 3 shots, but she had only three rebounds. And when the team took off for North Carolina, she wasn’t with them.

“Personal matters”…..where is she going to transfer?