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Cal leading scorer Stallworth to transfer

Updated: March 30, 2011, 4:30 PM ET
By Chris Hansen | HoopGurlz

California sophomore DeNesha Stallworth, an All Pac-10 media selection this season, has been granted a release from the school, her father Chris Stallworth told ESPN.com.

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea/US PresswireA 6-foot-3 sophomore forward, DeNesha Stallworth averaged a team-high 13.3 points per game at Cal this season.

"She has a signed release and we're communicating with some schools and setting up some visits," Chris Stallworth said. "It wasn't a bad break, it just wasn't a good fit."

Stallworth, a 6-foot-3 forward from Richmond, Calif., is planning visits with Florida, Fresno State and Kansas, but is also looking into other options, according to her father.

Stallworth led Cal in scoring this season at 13.3 points per game and helped the team reach the WNIT for the second straight season.

She was a part of Cal's 2009 signing class that was ranked fourth in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz. She was one of four McDonald's All-Americans that chose the Golden Bears.

"I appreciate her time at Cal and I wish her continued happiness and success," Cal coach Joanne Boyle said.

Stallworth was selected to the Pac-10 all-freshman team a year ago as Cal's second leading scorer (12.9 points per game) behind Alexis Gray-Lawson, as the Bears won the 2010 WNIT.

Chris Hansen is the national director of prospects for ESPN HoopGurlz and covers girls' basketball and women's college basketball prospects nationally for ESPN.com. He is a member of the McDonald's All-American team selection committee. Hansen can be reached at chris.hansen@espn.com.