Oregon State's Destiny Slocum enters transfer portal

Destiny Slocum, an all-Pac-12 guard for Oregon State, announced Thursday she has entered her name into the transfer portal. As a graduate student, she will be eligible immediately next season and has one year of eligibility left.

Slocum was the WBCA National Freshman of the Year in 2017 after spending that season at Maryland. The Idaho native then opted to transfer to the West Coast, choosing Oregon State. After sitting out the 2017-18 season, she has been a starter the past two years for the Beavers, averaging 15.4 points and 4.5 assists as a redshirt sophomore, and 14.9 points and 4.7 assists this season.

Oregon State advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2019. This season, the Beavers were 23-9 overall and tied for fifth in the Pac-12 at 10-8, falling to Stanford in the league tournament quarterfinals.

"Thank you to my coaches for giving me an opportunity to wear the Beaver uniform and be part of this special program," Slocum wrote on Twitter. "Oregon State and Beaver nation will always hold a special place in my heart!"

Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said a statement, "I appreciate everything Destiny means to our program and our family. I support her decision to explore her options as she is assessing what is best long-term for her career."