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University of Louisville junior guard Mariya Moore is leaving the program; sources say Moore to transfer somewhere closer to West Coast

University of Louisville junior guard Mariya Moore is transferring from the program. Sources say Moore, who is from California, wanted to transfer somewhere closer to the West Coast.

University of Louisville guard Mariya Moore, who has scored 1,365 points in three years with the Cardinals, is leaving the program and will transfer elsewhere for her final season of eligibility.

Sources confirmed to Cardinal Authority that Moore will leave after the semester ends and is expected to play her final season somewhere closer to her parents, who live in California.

The 6-foot guard from Hercules, Calif., is expected to transfer to somewhere closer to her home on the West Coast. Her younger sister, Minyon, played basketball at Southern California but is also transferring per her father's Instagram page.

A second-team All-ACC performer this past season, Moore averaged 12 points and 5.2 rebounds a game as a junior and led the Cardinals in assists with 175. She had five career double-doubles at U of L and had 10 or more assists three times this season.

Moore was a McDonald’s All-American and first-team All-American coming out of high school. She was named to the All-ACC and All-ACC Freshman Team as a freshman for the Cardinals. She was also named all-ACC first-team as a sophomore.

In 104 career games, Moore started 99 games, had 19 games of 20 or more points and ranks 13th on the school’s all-time list for career points with the 1,365 total. She has 496 rebounds, 444 assists and 139 steals. Moore leaves ranked No. 9 on the school’s all-time assists list.

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