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Lexi Gordon to Transfer from UConn Women’s Basketball

The sophomore forward will leave in search of more playing time elsewhere.

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UConn women’s basketball sophomore Lexi Gordon has decided to transfer, the school announced Thursday.

“Lexi has been a great teammate in her time at UConn, but we understand that she wants to go somewhere where she will have more opportunities to play,” head coach Geno Auriemma said in a release. “We wish Lex and her family the best as she continues her college career elsewhere.”

Gordon rarely saw playing time for the Huskies, seeing action in just 30 games. She played double-double minutes just three times in her career and never scored more than 4 points. This season, she’s played in just 4 of 8 games, totaling 10 minutes.

“I would like to thank the coaching and support staffs, the fans and most importantly, my teammates, at UConn,” said Gordon. “I am grateful for my time at Connecticut. I’ve learned what it takes to be part of a championship program and I look forward to taking this experience to the next stop in my basketball and academic career.”

A native of Forth Worth, Texas, Gordon came to UConn in the class of 2018 as the No. 29 recruit in the nation. She is the second player to transfer from that class, joining Andra Espinoza-Hunter, who left midseason last year and ended up at Mississippi State.

Ultimately, Gordon’s departure doesn’t change the outlook for UConn too much this season, since she wasn’t playing much. Going forward, the Huskies will certainly need to add some players for next season since they will only have 9 scholarship players, including Batouly Camara, who has dealt with plenty of injuries throughout her time in Storrs.

Tom Fritsch