UA confirms sophomore guard Jordan Danberry has left Razorbacks women’s team

Sophomore guard Jordan Danberry, one of six players who took a knee during the national anthem earlier this month, has left the Arkansas women’s basketball team six games into the season.

There is no clear answer why she left, but a spokesperson for the UA confirmed the report Tuesday. Coach Jimmy Dykes was not available for comment.

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Danberry was averaging 4.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Razorbacks.

After the incident that drew criticism from much of the state, Danberry said the following week she knelt because of “social injustice that we recognize in our society,” but stood for the anthem in subsequent games.

As a freshman last season, Danberry played in all 30 games and started 13 times. She led the team with 70 assists and averaged 6.7 points per game.

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Danberry had not started any of the six games this season for the Razorbacks, who are coming off two wins at the Nugget Classic in Reno, Nev. They are scheduled to play at Tulsa on Wednesday.

ESPN rated Danberry a five-star recruit out of Conway High School and she was the Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior.

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