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Imani Lacy, Jená Williams latest Nevada Wolf Pack players to hit transfer portal

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Imani Lacy was Nevada's second-leading scorer last season but has entered the transfer portal. (Tim Nwachukuwu/NCAA photos)

The Nevada women's basketball team's mass exodus into the NCAA transfer portal has continued.

Imani Lacy and Jená Williams both put their names in the transfer portal Monday, a source told Nevada Sports Net.

“We thank Imani and Jená for their contributions to Nevada women’s basketball and wish them the best moving forward," Nevada coach Amanda Levens said in a statement to NSN.

Lacy and Williams are the fifth and sixth Wolf Pack scholarship players to enter the transfer portal this month and the seventh and eighth players to leave the team since October.

Essence Booker, Miki'ala Maio, Jacqulynn Nakai and LaPraisjah Johnson entered the transfer portal last week. Prior to the start of the season, Emma Torbert entered the portal while Mikayla Christian quit the team. Booker was Nevada's top returning scorer.



The loss of Lacy is a big hit. A sophomore last season, Lacy averaged 11.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, both second on the team. She led the team with 34 blocks and added 22 steals and 23 assists. Lacy made 45.5 percent of her shots, which ranked third on the team. A forward from Fresno, Calif., Lacy averaged 6.7 points and 4.0 rebounds as a freshman.

Williams was a freshman this past season from Bartlesville, Okla. She started 15 games and averaged 2.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Williams made 26.5 percent of her shots. She was third on the team in assists.

With the most recent departures, five of Nevada's top-seven players in terms of minutes player per game are leaving the program this offseason. Only one of those players (Marguerite Effa) was a senior. The Wolf Pack's top two scorers (Booker and Lacy) have entered the portal, leaving Dom Phillips (6.6 ppg), Nia Alexander (6.5 ppg) and Da'Ja Hamilton (6.2 ppg) as the top returning scorers.

Nevada signed one player in November's early signing period (Bishop Manogue standout Kenna Holt), which leaves nine open scholarships to fill before the start of the 2020-21 season. Each Division I women's basketball team is allowed 15 scholarship players.

The Wolf Pack went 15-16 overall last season and 7-11 in Mountain West play.

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