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Guard Evina Westbrook leaves Tennessee for UConn women

May 11, 2019
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Tennessee guard Evina Westbrook (2) brings the ball down court during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Knoxville, Tenn. The former Tennessee guard has joined the Connecticut women's basketball team, UConn said Saturday, May 11, 2019. The 6-footer, who has two years of eligibility left, led the Lady Vols with 14.9 points and 5.3 assists a game last season while shooting 42 percent. (AP Photo/Shawn Millsaps, File)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former Tennessee guard Evina Westbrook has joined the UConn women’s basketball team.

UConn said Saturday the 6-footer will have two years of eligibility left.

Westbrook led the Lady Vols with 14.9 points and 5.3 assists a game last season while shooting 42%. She started all 64 games in which she played for the Lady Vols.

She was an SEC All-Freshman Team pick in 2017-18. Westbrook won a gold medal with the U.S. at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, where she was a teammate of current UConn player Megan Walker.

Westbrook is among four UConn newcomers, joining freshmen Aubrey Griffin and Ania Makurat and graduate transfer Evelyn Adebayo.