Rellah Boothe (with Olamide Aborowa) averaged 5.1 points per game as a freshman. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Basketball player Rellah Boothe transfers from Texas

Power forward did not play in the Big 12 or NCAA Tournaments

Posted April 8th, 2018

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  • Will play next fall at Northwest Florida State College
Texas’ Rellah Boothe was the No. 3 overall high school recruit in the nation last year. For Rodolfo Gonzalez)

Rellah Boothe, the popular Texas basketball player whose freshman season was mired by two team suspensions, has transferred from the university.

The 6-3 Boothe will play next season at Northwest Florida State in Niceville, Fla., officials from Texas and the Florida college confirmed Sunday.

Texas coaches and administrators declined to comment on Boothe’s departure.

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Boothe was left of UT’s postseason roster due to personal reasons, head coach Karen Aston said in early March. She averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19 games.

This marked the second time she was suspended from the team. She missed seven Big 12 games between Jan. 10 and Feb. 3 with similar issues.

Last year Boothe was ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 forward in the country while playing at IMG Academy. She was ranked by ESPNW as the No. 3 overall recruit in the nation in 2017 — No. 1 power forward — coming out of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

 

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