Samarie Walker leaves UConn
STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut freshman forward Samarie Walker has left the No. 2-ranked women's team and plans to transfer.
She said in a statement released by the school Thursday that she can't give the team the "energy and commitment that it needs to be successful." She says remaining at UConn would not be fair to her teammates or coaches.
Coach Geno Auriemma says he has known for some time that Walker was struggling with her commitment to basketball, and he wished her well.
Walker played in 17 games, averaging more than six points and almost six rebounds.
UConn's record 90-game winning streak ended last month. The Huskies are 17-1 and host Pittsburgh on Saturday night.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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