Mompremier Leaves Baylor; Granted Release

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By Nathan Keil | Sports Writer

Lady Bears sophomore post Beatrice Mompremier is looking for a new home.

Baylor announced in a statement that the Miami, Fla., native is no longer part of the Baylor women’s basketball program and has been given a release.

“Sophomore post Beatrice Mompremier is no longer a part of the Baylor women’s basketball program and has been granted a release,” Baylor said in its official statement.

The statement added that Mompremier averaged 8.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in 32 games as a sophomore.

Representatives for Mompremier were unavailable for comment, and the Baylor women’s basketball program had no further comment.

After playing in all 38 games, including 26 starts in her freshman season, Mompremier struggled with an ankle injury, missing six games, and made just 10 starts in the 2016-17 season.

Mompremier will have out to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer regulations but will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Mompremier is not the only member of the Lady Bears to recently announce her departure from the program.

According to an April 14 report by the Waco Tribune-Herald, sophomore guard Alyssa Dry and redshirt freshman guard Alexandria Gulley will not be on the roster either. The report states that Gulley will remain at Baylor on a medical scholarship, but no information regarding Dry’s future was listed.

With the news of recent transfers and the departures of senior guards Alexis Prince and Alexis Jones, both of whom were drafted into the WNBA, two time All-American forward Nina Davis and post Khadijah Cave, head coach Kim Mulkey’s roster will look vastly different next season.

Mulkey will, however, be returning leading scorer in sophomore All-American post Kalani Brown, who averaged 15.4 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, and junior guard Kristy Wallace, who can run the point guard position for Mulkey. The Lady Bears will also bring back freshman forward Lauren Cox, who will be expected to fill a bigger role with the exit of Mompremier and guard Natalie Chou, who shot 42 percent from distance this past season for Baylor.