Freshman Taja Cole says she's leaving Louisville

Freshman Taja Cole, part of Louisville's landmark 2014-15 recruiting class, announced Wednesday night that she will be leaving the program.

The 5-foot-7 point guard from Richmond, Virginia, started six of Louisville's 34 games, averaging 15.2 minutes and 2.9 points.

The Cardinals, who went 26-8, were upset in the second round of the NCAA tournament by DePaul on Sunday. Cole went 0-for-2 in six minutes in what will apparently be her final game at Louisville.

"Want to wish her the best," coach Jeff Walz told the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Along with Asia Durr, Brianna Jones, Samantha Fuehring and Erin DeGrate, Cole's signing class was ranked second in the nation. Durr, who struggled with injuries in the first part of the season, averaged 11 points and more than 29 minutes per game as a freshman, but the others saw significantly less time on the floor.

Walz has a signature from point guard Sydney Zambrotta from New York's Christ the King in his 2016 recruiting class.