With the nation's No. 1 recruiting class on its way to College Park, redshirt sophomore A'Lexus Harrison's role likely would be as limited – if not more limited – than it was during her two seasons with the Maryland women's basketball team.
Harrison (Digital Harbor), who is on target to get her undergraduate degree in three years this summer, will transfer, the school announced Friday. Once she graduates, Harrison can play immediately as a graduate transfer, as Rasheed Sulaimon did with the men's team this season.
"I just want to thank all of my teammates, coaches and the staff who helped me at Maryland," Harrison, who averaged 1.8 points and 2.6 rebounds over two seasons, said in a statement released by the athletic department. "I've grown as a person, as a player and I am so proud to have my degree. I'm excited for this next step in my life."
In the statement, Maryland women's coach Brenda Frese said, "We're really proud of A'Lexus for earning her degree in three years and appreciate all of her hard work and her commitment to our program over the past three seasons. We wish her all the best in her next endeavor."
Harrison, who was the No. 70-ranked player coming out of high school in Baltimore, redshirted as a freshman and found minutes scarce the past two seasons. Among her highlights was a 12-point, eight-rebound, four-steal performance in a win at Coppin State and a career-high 12 rebounds in a career-high 27 minutes in a win over Rutgers, both as a redshirt freshman.