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Lindsey Duvall entered her name in the transfer portal, confirmed by Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz, April 27.

The 5-foot-9 guard appeared in 23 games and averaged 6.2 minutes during her redshirt sophomore year. Duvall, who spoke with Walz last Friday and today, wants to find a team with a greater opportunity for playing time.

“She decided she does want to look at a place that she is going to have more of an impact, but I thanked her,” Walz said. “I told her if she didn’t find anything, she still has a scholarship with us.”

With a returning backcourt that includes ACC Player of the Year Dana Evans, Elizabeth Balogun, Mykasa Robinson and Norika Konno, Duvall had plenty of competition for playing time at Louisville.

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Along with the returning contributors from last season, Louisville’s backcourt adds several more players next season.

Nyah Green, a former McDonald’s All-American, redshirt in 2019-20, while Kianna Smith, a 6-foot guard, sat out after transferring from Cal. Ahlana Smith was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Player of the Year as a 5-foot-9 guard at Gulf Coast State. Hailey Van Lith comes to Louisville as a McDonald’s All-American and the top-rated guard in the 2020 recruiting class nationally by espnW HoopGurlz.

“She [Duvall] was able to sit there and look at what is here right now and she knew that was going to be a challenge,” Walz said.

Duvall, a graduate of Bullitt East just outside of Louisville, was rated a five-star prospect out of high school. After redshirting her first year on campus due to a knee injury, Duvall shot 40.8% on 3-point attempts in 2018-19.

“I have always been impressed with the type of person she is,” Walz said. “She works hard for us day in and day out, great personality, she is a fighter. I want them all to be happy and have a wonderful experience.”