Aina Ayuso leaves Oregon, hires an agent and will turn pro

Originally Posted on Emerald Media via UWIRE

After Anneli Maley departed for TCU on Saturday while Sierra Campisano waits for a transfer after asking for her release, Oregon women’s basketball lost yet another player: freshman Aina Ayuso.

Her decision to leave the program was announced on Twitter on April 9, by Regeneracom Sports, which is led by Spanish sports agent Lluis Túnez.

Oregon head coach Kelly Graves told the Emerald that Ayuso left the program after a club in Spain made a spot open for her on their team, and that Ayuso wanted to major in physical therapy — something UO does not offer.

Ayuso, a Barcelona, Spain, native, played in 31 games, averaging 8.1 minutes and 2.2 points per game in her freshman season. She hit internet fame with her crossover during the Pac-12 Tournament in early March.