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Lady Vol Zaay Green leaves Tennessee

The sophomore tore her ACL earlier this season.
Credit: AP
Tennessee guard Zaay Green (14) inbounds the ball during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Shawn Millsaps)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Sophomore guard Zaay Green announced on Wednesday she will be leaving the Tennessee Lady Vol basketball program. She is the second player and guard to leave the program this week, joining fellow classmate Jazmine Massengill. 

"I would like to thank the fans and everyone else who has supported me through this journey the past two years," Green said in an Instagram post. "I'm very grateful for the memories, but due to my actions and decisions and the coaches, it has been best for me to part my ways from the University of Tennessee and figure out what is best for Zaay Green."

Green played just two games this past season before tearing her ACL in a practice on Nov. 9. In those two games, Green averaged 13 points. In her first year, Green was named to the 2019 SEC All-Freshman Team. She started in 24 games her freshman season, averaging 9.6 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game.

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Tennessee has now lost a rising junior guard in back to back days, with Massengill and Green leaving the program. 

The Lady Vols have a pair of guards signed for the class of 2020 in Destiny Salary of Jonesboro High School in Arkansas and Tess Darby of Greenfield High School in Tennessee. Salary is ranked as a four-star guard by both espnW HoopGurlz and ProspectsNation.com while Darby is a four-star for ProspectsNation.com and a three-star player by espnW HoopGurlz.