For the second time in consecutive years, a very talented player has decided to transfer from the North Carolina program. Jessica Washington has decided to leave the program, to seek more playing time, per the school's website.
"Jessica is a very talented player and we wish her a successful next chapter in both her basketball career and in life," said Hatchell. "We appreciate the hard work she has put into our program over the last two seasons."
Washington, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, came off the bench in all 35 games as a sophomore in 2014-15, averaging 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
"It has truly been an honor representing the University of North Carolina these last two years and I want to personally thank Coach Hatchell for giving me the chance to play for the Tar Heels," Washington said. "I’ve enjoyed my time at UNC and I wish my teammates success in their future, but right now I’m looking forward to a new opportunity to play for another quality institution and have the chance for more playing time."
It's time to end this chapter of my life and begin a new one— Jessica Washington (@JessicaWash3) May 15, 2015
Washington is the second member of the ballyhooed 2013 recruiting class to leave North Carolina. Last year, National Freshman of the Year Diamond DeShields left the Tarheels, and is now at Tennessee.