OU women's basketball: Oklahoma still trying to get over the hump defensively despite signs of improvement

Oklahoma guard Kamryn Lemon ties up the ball on the floor against Missouri State on Nov. 14 at Lloyd Noble Center. (June Frantz Hunt / For The Transcript)

Kamryn Lemon’s short stint with Oklahoma is over.

The junior guard is no longer with the team, OU coach Sherri Coale confirmed, after being recruited to fill the role of Shaina Pellington, who left the Sooners after last season.

Coale called Lemon’s departure a team matter and said she left by choice — OU did not ask her to leave. Coale had no further comment. 

Lemon was available during OU’s upset over LSU on Dec. 7 but she did not play. She averaged 6.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in seven games before her departure, with five starts.

After transferring from Odessa (Texas) Junior College, she was expected to play upward of 15 minutes per game as a point guard who could run the offense and be a scoring threat.

Pellington’s profile was similar at OU and it helped her win Big 12 freshman of the year in 2018. She transferred to Arizona and is sitting out this season due to NCAA rules.

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