Lady Vol sophomore guard Jazmine Massengill is leaving the Lady Vols basketball program according to her personal Twitter account.
“After praying and receiving support from my family, I’ve made the most difficult decision and decided to put my name in the transfer portal,” Massengill wrote. “I truly appreciate my teammates and the coaching staff for their support and allowing me to do what is in my best interest.
“I’m also thankful to Tennessee for allowing me to play for such a prestigious basketball program in front of an amazing group of fans.”
— 〽️assengill🤑 (@jazmine_mass) March 31, 2020
Massengill was the first Chattanooga native to ever play for the Lady Vols in women’s basketball. As a sophomore, she became a full-time starter in Kellie Harper’s first season as head coach, starting 30 of 31 games. Massengill averaged 6.5 points per game as she shot 39.9 percent from the field in 28.5 minutes a game. She tallied a team-high 128 assists and turned the ball over just 49 times, giving her an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.61 on the year. Massengill averaged 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists on the season to go with her 6.5 points a contest.
The sophomore scored a career-high 16 points in UT’s win over Colorado State on December 11th, and she tallied a career-high 13 rebounds in the Lady Vols’ victory over Notre Dame in November. She also set a career-high in assists with 12 against Missouri on January 2nd.
As a freshman in 2018-19, Massengill started just one game but played in all 32 games. She averaged 3.4 points per game in 17.8 minutes on 33.3 percent shooting. Massengill turned it over 30 times and tallied 42 assists during Holly Warlick’s final season as Lady Vols head coach.
Massengill signed with the Lady Vols out of Hamilton Heights Christian Academy as a five-star guard and the No. 11 overall player in the county according to Prospectsnation.com.
The Lady Vols went 21-10 and 10-6 in SEC play in Harper’s first season as head coach. Tennessee was likely set to make the NCAA Tournament before the remainder of the season was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.