Maryland WBB: Lexie Brown to Transfer


Apr 4, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Lexie Brown (4) rebounds a ball during practice for the NCAA Womens Final Four at Amelie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Maryland women’s basketball program and fans alike received some unsettling news Tuesday after reports that star point guard Lexie Brown would be transferring from the program.

Brown was one the major guiding forces in the Terps’ success over the past couple seasons, leading the team to back-to-back Final Four appearances. She joined the program in 2013, after being heavily recruited out of high school. She was the 15th ranked prospect in the nation. Brown was in the same recruiting class as fellow Terps stars Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones

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As a freshman, Brown started 30 games for the Terps and was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team, as well as the All-ACC Academic Team. In her sophomore season, Brown started all 36 games for Maryland. She earned All-Big Ten First Team and All-Big Ten Defensive Team honors. She was also a leader on a team that went undefeated in Big Ten conference play and reeled off a school-record 28 game winning streak.

With the departure of Brown, in addition to the graduation of guard Laurin Mincy, Brenda Frese now has a void to fill. Brown’s spot is likely to be taken over by rising senior Brene Moseley, who has seen limited playing time as of late, due to injuries and Brown’s arrival in College Park. Now, in her last season, she has the opportunity to be the floor general and leader on the court.

Senior Chloe Pavlech and rising sophomore Kristen Confroy are the other point guards currently on the roster who should contribute for the Terps next season.

Lexie Brown is from Georgia and it is quite possible that she is leaving the program in order to play basketball closer to home.

The Terps’ women’s basketball program will certainly miss Brown, but big-time college basketball is a business, and now they must think about their next move.

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