UNT shuffled its roster on Monday, when head coach Mike Petersen announced the addition of top junior college guard Teadra Jones and confirmed that junior forward Alexis Hyder has elected to leave the program and transfer.
Hyder averaged 11.3 points and 6.1 rebounds a game last season as a sophomore.
Petersen declined to comment on the departure of Hyder.
While UNT lost one of its top scoring options, it added another in Jones, who averaged 13.9 points a game last season.
“Teadra was 6A all-state and was all-league twice in the best junior college league in the country,” Petersen said. “She gives us another scoring and ball-handling option on the perimeter. She also has great position versatility.”
UNT has moved toward a high-tempo offensive system under Petersen, one that could fit Jones well and help the Mean Green adjust to playing without one of its top offensive players in Hyder.
The former Austin LBJ standout was a third-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection as a freshman. Hyder was recruited by former UNT coach Karen Aston.
Hyder scored in double figures 20 times last season and posted a season-high 23 in her final home game against Southern Miss.