Hives-McCray Ruled Out For Season For Medical Reasons

Go smu! Destynee Hives-McCray
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Destynee Hives-McCray
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Feb. 13, 2014

DALLAS (SMU) - Destynee Hives-McCray will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 women's basketball season as she continues to recover from an undisclosed medical issue, head coach Rhonda Rompola announced Thursday.

"Anytime you lose a player who averages 11 points and seven rebounds, you're going to miss them," Rompola said. "We miss her mostly in our transition game, with her ability to run the floor, as well as her pursuit of the basketball on rebounds and loose ball situations. I am anxious to get her back on the floor with us next season."

The junior was averaging 11.0 points and 7.0 rebounds through 10 games before she became ill, reaching double figures in points six times, including a season-high 17 against Mississippi Valley State. She also had two double doubles, pulling down at least 10 rebounds three times. The two-year starter was shooting 53.8 percent from the field, which led the team.

SMU plans to apply for a hardship waiver, and if granted, Hives-McCray would have two years of eligibility remaining. She is expected to make a full recovery and return to game action next season.