UConn Huskies freshman Saylor Poffenbarger to transfer from women's basketball program

UConn announced Monday that freshman Saylor Poffenbarger will transfer from the women's basketball program.

Poffenbarger, a 6-foot-2 guard from Middletown, Maryland, entered UConn last January after graduating early from high school. She played in 12 games last season, scoring six points and getting four rebounds.

"After talking to my family, I decided it's in my best interest to enter my name into the transfer portal," Poffenbarger said. "I'm grateful for my teammates, coaches, support staff and the fans for welcoming me to Storrs, and I wish them the best."

Given the No. 2 Huskies' depth, Poffenbarger's prospects for playing time appeared to be slim. She didn't play in UConn's season opener Sunday, a 95-80 victory over Arkansas.

"Saylor is a great person who has a lot of potential. Wherever she goes, she'll be able to reach her goals and benefit her future home," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement. "We wish Saylor and her family the best as she continues her career."