Ducks duo Taylor Chavez and Jaz Shelley to enter transfer portal

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Taylor Chavez and Jaz Shelley to enter NCAA transfer portal originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

The Oregon Ducks will be without two talented guards come next season. 

On Wednesday morning, sophomore guard Jaz Shelley took to Instagram to pen a letter to fans announcing that she would not be returning to Eugene. She will instead be entering the NCAA transfer portal. 

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"Thank you Duck Nation, It's been a pleasure to be a part of this incredible program and community. The bond I have formed with my teammates and this university will last me a lifetime. We have a lot of great success as a team, and I am grateful to have been a part of the journey. Thank you for an unforgettable 2 years that I will cherish forever. With that being said, I am hoping to find a better fit for me to finish my collegiate career, and have decided to enter the transfer portal." - Jaz Shelley

Shelley averaged 4.0 points, 1.9 assists and 1.7 rebounds this season. She missed the first two games of the team's NCAA tournament run, and despite the team missing two guards, she played just five minutes in the team's Sweet 16 loss to Louisville. 

Shelley is not the only Duck to announce they are leaving on Wednesday.

Taylor Chavez also announced she is entering the transfer portal. 

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Chavez played in 19 games this season, averaging 4.1 points, 2.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds. It was a noticeable downtick in production from Chavez after winning Pac-12 Sixth Player of the Year last season.

While both players had off years in 2021, losing them will still a big blow to the Ducks guard depth. It will be interesting to see how Coach Graves goes about replacing the duo come next season.