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SEC newcomer of the year Bone is leaving SCarolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) -

Associated Press - March 31, 2010 11:45 AM ET

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Southeast Conference's newcomer of the year is leaving South Carolina.

The school announced Wednesday that freshman Kelsey Bone has decided to transfer. An athletics spokeswoman said Bone is still enrolled in the university but decided it was in her best interest to leave and doesn't plan to talk to reporters.

Bone has not said where she is transferring.

Bone scored 14 points a game this season and led the SEC with 9.2 rebounds a game. She became the first Gamecock named SEC newcomer of the year by The Associated Press.

The 6-foot-5 McDonald's All-American from Sugar Land, Texas, surprised many when she committed to a team that went 10-18 in coach Dawn Staley's debut season.

South Carolina was 14-15 this season, but won five more games in the SEC.

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