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Destiny Slocum says she transferred from Maryland because ‘it wasn’t the right fit’

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Destiny Slocum’s transfer from Maryland women’s basketball raised a lot of eyebrows. After an outstanding freshman season, she figured to be the face of the program going forward.

Slocum denied to give a reason for her transfer in a university release, but reporting before and after the announcement suggested homesickness could be a factor.

She smacked down those reports on Wednesday.

But now that she won’t be spending her next season at Maryland, Slocum appears to be staying on the West Coast.

The Idaho Statesman’s Rachel Roberts reported “any program west of the Mississippi could be in the mix — from Stanford to Boise State to Baylor.”

Slocum herself didn’t provide any specifics, saying, “I’m keeping my options open.”

She’ll certainly be missed by Maryland. With Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough graduating, Slocum was the team’s clear No. 1 player. Without her or fellow transfers Kiah Gillespie and Jenna Staiti, the team’s roster is now a pretty big question mark.

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