The national champions are making a move that was like the start of last season. Baylor has dismissed sophomore guard Honesty Scott-Grayson for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Scott-Grayson averaged 2.6 points for the Lady Bears last season on their route to the national championship.
To clarify, this is the second consecutive year where the Lady Bears dismissed a sophomore from the team for rules violation. Alexis Morris was let go from the team last September. Morris averaged 9.4 points and 3.4 assists in the 2017-2018 season.
Honesty Scott-Grayson was a part of the 2018 freshmen class that was ranked No. 1 in the country by most recruiting publications. A product from Riverdale Baptist High School in Brick, New Jersey, Scott-Grayson was a 2018 McDonald’s All-American and a Jordan Brand All-American. She was the No. 20 overall recruit and No. 3 ranked point guard in 2018 before coming to Waco.
Last season, Scott-Grayson was a possible contributor. Unfortunately, she saw limited minutes behind Chloe Jackson and DiDi Richards.
Now going into this season, Baylor is bringing back nine of the 12 players from last season’s championship run. Richards, now a junior, and Te’a Cooper, a grad transfer from South Carolina, look to head the attack in the backcourt for Kim Mulkey. Also, Baylor brings back NaLyssa Smith and All-American Lauren Cox to lead inside.
Losing Honesty Scott-Grayson is something that Baylor can make up for. With Richards and the additions of Cooper and freshman guard Jordyn Oliver, Baylor will have enough at the guard position to make another run for a repeat as national champions.
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