Texas forward Rellah Boothe will be unavailable for postseason competition due to personal reasons, head coach Karen Aston announced Thursday.
This could have a negative impact for a team that lacks depth in the frontcourt. The 6-3 freshman from Bradenton, Fla., averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19 games.
This marks the second time she has been 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 and the No. 1 forward in the country while playing at IMG Academy. She was the nation’s No. 3 overall player, but has had trouble fitting in during her first year of college.
Texas (26-6) will open NCAA Tournament play as a No. 2 seed when it plays host to No. 15 Maine at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Erwin Center.
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