Oklahoma sophomore Shaina Pellington has been granted permission to transfer by women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale, the school announced on Monday.
Pellington, the Big 12’s freshman of the year in 2017-18, averaged 13.0 points per game. She appeared in 23 games and had 12 starts.
It appeared there was a late-season falling out between the program and Pellington, who also sat out a Feb. 2 game due to a violation of team rules. The Pickering, Ontario, Canada, player didn’t see action in the season’s final five games.
When Coale was asked if the 5-foot-7 guard would play in the Big 12 Tournament last week, the OU coach didn’t speak of Pellington directly.
“Anybody who has earned the right to play in practice is going to play. I mean anybody. Clary Donica is a walk-on and she might earn some right to get on the floor,” Coale said.
OU finished 8-22 this season.
— Eric Bailey, Tulsa World