Emily Lytle has transferred to Liberty and will be eligible to play beginning in 2018-19.
Liberty Women's Basketball Head Coach Carey Green announced that Emily Lytle has transferred from Little Rock to Liberty. The 5-11 sophomore wing will have three seasons of eligibility remaining for the Lady Flames after sitting out the 2017-18 campaign.
"Emily comes to Liberty from an athletic family with several older siblings participating in collegiate athletics," stated Green. "She has learned discipline, respect, teamwork and how to compete at a high level from her family dynamics. She has been trained and competed at high levels including the state championship game and Nike AAU summer games."
Lytle appeared in 22 games for the Sun Belt regular-season champion Trojans last season, including three starts. The freshman averaged 2.1 ppg and 1.1 rpg, headlined by a nine-point outburst at Appalachian State on Jan. 7.
"Emily has good balance in her game," Green continued. "She has the ability to drive the ball, pass to open players and consistently make three-point shots. Emily embodies a love for the Lord with a heart to serve along with a passion to honor God in the game of basketball. We are grateful to have Emily become a part of the Liberty family. She embraces the Christian faith, family values and a burning desire to be a champion for Christ."
"I chose Liberty because I like the Christian environment and the quality of the basketball program," said Lytle. "I'm on a mission to share God's word and I think this school will equip me and give me opportunities to further my calling in life."
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Lytle graduated from Evangelical Christian School. She was a finalist for the 2015 Tennessee Miss Basketball award after a junior season where she posted 20.7 ppg and 8.8 rpg. For her high school career, Lytle totaled over 1,500 points and 500 rebounds.
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