WVU hoops player to model instead?

WVU hoops player to model instead?

Published Jun. 8, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

West Virginia basketball player Krystal Forthan is trading in her high-tops for a pair of high heels.

"She told us that she did not want to go to school and she was wanting to get into the professional world of modeling," West Virginia coach Mike Carey told the Charleston Daily Mail.

"She said she was not interested in going to school here."

Carey said he tried to convince Forthan to stick with basketball as a way to gain notoriety before moving on to modeling, but the talented forward declined.


Forthan announced her transfer to the Mountaineers from LSU last month, but had not yet enrolled at the university.

The 6-foot-4 Forthan was one of the top-rated high school seniors in the country in 2011, then averaged 5.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in her freshman season with the Tigers.

She would have had to sit out the upcoming season under NCAA transfer rules.