For the second straight year, the Lady Bears dismiss a sophomore point guard in the off-season.
The Baylor Lady Bears have dismissed sophomore point guard Honesty Scott-Grayson from the program, according to reports out of Waco. The defending national champions issued a statement on Monday indicating that the former McDonald’s All-American had been let go due to an unspecified violation of team rules.
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The Riverdale Baptist High School product came to Waco ranked by ESPN HoopGurlz as the No. 3 point guard and No. 20 overall recruit in her class. She contributed 2.5 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 6.9 minutes per game on the team that went 37-1 en route to the NCAA title.
Scott-Grayson was considered a possible contributor prior to last season when then-sophomore guard Alexis Morris was dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules. She ended up playing limited minutes behind a starting backcourt that featured grad transfer Chloe Jackson and sophomore DiDi Richards.
As a freshman, Scott-Grayson’s best showing came in a Nov. 15 non-conference contest against Southern. She put up 15 points on 6-7 shooting from the floor. She played a season-high 23 minutes while adding 2 assists, 2 steals and a blocked shot to her stat line. It was her only game scoring in double digits.
As a playmaker, Scott-Grayson had her best outing against St. Francis. She dished out five assists in the early season game.
Scott-Grayson saw her minutes diminish as the NCAA Tournament wore on. She played 19 minutes against Abilene Christian in the 95-38 opening round blowout. She saw that fall to 7 minutes against California in the second round, and played just one minute in the Sweet Sixteen match-up with South Carolina. She did not appear in the team’s final three games.
Baylor retains a great deal of experience and talent in the backcourt. The Lady Bears will begin their defense of the national title with four returning guards and South Carolina grad transfer Te’a Cooper. They also add Jordyn Oliver, who is ranked as the No. 4 shooting guard and No. 12 overall player in the 2019 class.
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