Notre Dame forward Jessica Shepard (32) vies for the ball with Georgia Tech forward Elizabeth Dixon, left, and guard Chanin Scott during an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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Georgia Tech’s Elizabeth Dixon in transfer portal

Georgia Tech forward Elizabeth Dixon has entered the transfer portal, according to a person familiar with the decision. It makes her the third Yellow Jackets player known to have done so, along with guards Kierra Fletcher and Francesca Pan, after the firing of coach MaChelle Joseph.

It’s not known if Dixon has decided to leave or is considering a return. As a freshman, Dixon was the team’s third leading scorer at 11.0 points per game and its second leading rebounder at 6.4 rebounds per game. She also led the team in field-goal percentage at 51.2 percent. Dixon, from Memphis, Tenn., started all 30 games for the Jackets. She was one of two McDonald’s All-American players recruited to Tech in the 2018 class, along with Elizabeth Balogun.

Fletcher has decided to leave Tech after two seasons. Pan, a rising senior, is weighing her options.

Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury interviewed Buffalo coach Felisha Legette-Jack on Thursday to replace Joseph, who was fired after 16 seasons after an investigation found that players said that Joseph was mentally, emotionally and verbally abusive, charges that Joseph has denied.

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