One of women’s college basketball’s most talented and sought-after players is now off the market.
Shaylee Gonzales on Monday announced on Instagram that she has committed to the University of Texas, a member of the Big 12 Conference.
Gonzales was previously a member of the BYU Cougars. She is the reigning, two-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year.
“I am so thankful for all the relationships and memories that were made,” Gonzales said in a statement at that time. “BYU will always have a place in my heart.”
Gonzales was arguably BYU’s best player during the 2021-22 season. She started every game and averaged a team-high 18.3 points per game. She also averaged 5.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists. She has two years of college eligibility remaining.
Losing Gonzales is a huge blow to BYU, which already lost several productive players due to graduation alone. The Cougars are looking to rely on a young core of players to lead them into the next era of the team, including the school’s move to the Big 12 in a year. But just a few months ago, the team was planning for Gonzales to be part of that core.
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