Sophomore point guard Candyce Ussery has become the second scholarship player to leave the IU women’s basketball team in the last two weeks.
“Candyce quit the basketball team on Monday and was immediately looking to transfer,” coach Curt Miller said Thursday night. “She hopes to be enrolled by (today) at another institution. We’ve supported her desire to go look for more playing time, and we’re helping her out as best we can in a really, really short time that she’s trying to get admitted and start at a new school.”
Ussery played just 22 minutes in eight games this season and was the third point guard behind starter Andrea Newbauer and backup Nicole Bell. She appeared in 30 games, starting four as a freshman.
“We wish her the best and certainly understand the desire of Division I athletes, the desire to play and (get) playing time,” Miller said. “With multiple point guards signed in the 2013 class, and her playing currently behind Andrea and Nicole, I don’t hold it against her. I really support her looking for another opportunity.”