This past season, Maryland had a really good year, despite being knocked out of the tournament by Oregon in the Sweet 16.
While much of the Terrapins success can be attributed to seniors Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones, there was one player that stood out, who was equally as critical to their success: freshman Destiny Slocum.
But just like the aforementioned seniors won’t be back next year, the freshman sensation also won’t be donning the Terrapin jersey next season.
Multiple sources have informed Swish Appeal, that Slocum — WBCA National Freshman of the Year — has decided to transfer and will be leaving Maryland.
When reached for comment, Terrapins head coach Brenda Frese had this to say:
"We would like to thank Destiny and her family for their contributions to Maryland this year. I truly enjoyed coaching Destiny, and her energy she brought every day. I had many long conversations with her over the season, and we spent a lot of time together. Our staff is proud of the commitment we put into Destiny’s development and all the accomplishments she achieved this season. We wish her continued success as she moves forward."
Slocum was one of six freshmen who joined Maryland last year, making them the Nation’s number one recruiting class. Before the Terrapins headed to Italy over the summer, Frese elaborated on the strong leadership abilities Slocum portrayed and stated, “She’s special. No question about it.”
As the season went along, anybody who watched Maryland, could see the leadership she displayed on the court at such a young age — and the ability to be the next big star in women’s college basketball.