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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Banks to transfer from UConn

UConn announced that rising senior guard Brianna Banks has decided to transfer.

“I decided to transfer because I feel like I need a fresh start somewhere closer to home,” Banks said.  “I really appreciate all that my teammates, coaches, and the university have done for me and I will miss everyone at UConn dearly.”

 Banks, a native of Newnan, Ga., saw time in 90 games during her three years at UConn. She averaged 4.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game as a junior but was used sparingly or not at all during the NCAA tournament.  She averaged 7.3 points and shot 34.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc in the 2012-13 season but that sophomore campaign was cut short by a knee injury on February 2 and she was able to play in only 21 games.

"Brianna showed great heart during her time with us, whether it was on the floor or during the rehab process,” Auriemma said.  “I wish Brianna nothing but the best in the future.”

1 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

what a shame!

She was playing really, really well before her injury. teaming her and Moriah together on defense really disrupted the other teams' play. It was fun to watch.

She just never was the same player again after she got hurt. while her knee may have "rehabbed" physically, her sense of confidence in how she played never recovered. I can imagine how she'd be a bit "gun shy" ever after.

good luck to her.

9:53 AM 

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