Ariya Crook Dismissed From USC Women's Basketball Team

    Ariya Crook will not return to play her senior season for the Women of Troy.
    Sept. 15, 2014

    USC senior guard Ariya Crook has been dismissed from the women's basketball team due to a violation of team and university policy, head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has announced.

    "We wish Ariya the best and appreciate her contributions to our program over the past three years," Cooper-Dyke said. "She will have the opportunity to finish her academics, but will no longer be involved with this program. It's a blow to our team, for sure, but we are a resilient group."

    Ranked No. 5 in career 3-pointers made at USC, Crook was the Women of Troy's top scorer in 2013-14, averaging 15.8 points per game in 31 appearances as a junior. An All-Pac-12 honorable mention recipient and MVP of the 2014 Pac-12 Tournament, Crook also led the team in 3-pointers made (69) last year and was third on the team in assists (2.3 per game).