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Michigan State Women’s Basketball: Freshman Forward Kendall Bostic Enters Transfer Portal

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The Michigan State Spartans women’s basketball team did not wait long after the season ended for roster attrition to begin. Freshman forward Kendall Bostic decided it was time to leave the team, as she entered the transfer portal. Three days after the Spartans’ season ended after losing to Iowa State in the NCAA Women’s Tournament, Bostic took to Twitter to announce her decision to leave East Lansing and pursue other opportunities.

Bostic, a 6-foot-2 native of Kokomo, Indiana, was the lone freshman on the roster for Michigan State this past season. She played in 22 games for the Spartans, coming off the bench to average 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds on 53.9 percent shooting from the field.

Bostic played double-digit minutes early in the season, and scored a career high 15 points against St. Francis in the opening game of her college career. However, head coach Suzy Merchant struggled to find minutes for the freshman over junior Tory Ozmen and sophomore Julia Ayrault later in the season. She averaged just 9.5 minutes per game from the start of the new year through the end of the regular season.

With injuries in the Big Ten Tournament, however, Bostic shined as she had career high field goal attempts (nine), field goals made (six), and rebounds (nine) against Iowa over her 20 minutes, the most since her 22 minutes against Iowa in December.

Bostic joined the Spartans as the No. 16 player nationally at her position, and the No. 67 overall prospect, per ESPN HoopGurls. She was one of just seven player in Indiana history to score over 2,000 points and grab over 1,000 rebounds in her high school career.

In her statement on Twitter, Bostic said:

MSU will always be a part of my journey and it is a part that I am thankful for. I spent the last year learning, growing and being of service to others. My teammates will be my friends for life. I will always be in their corner and will always want to see them be successful. I want to say “thank you” to Spartan Nation, for this year of experiencing what life was like in the Green & White and also a “thank you” to the coaches and all of the women’s basketball staff for investing in me. While I have decided that my remaining 4 years will be spent elsewhere and to enter the transfer portal, I am appreciative of the opportunity to have been a small part of this special community. Looking ahead, I am excited about my next chapter and the opportunities that lie ahead of me.