Former Benton star Perry dismissed from Lady Techsters team

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RUSTON – Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt has announced that guard Lulu Perry has been dismissed from the women’s basketball program due to repeated violations of team rules.

“These types of decisions are always tough – and this one is especially hard – but it’s a life lesson that Lulu will hopefully learn from,” Summitt said. “From the first day I took this job and addressed the players, I told them we were going to do things the right way. We were going to set the rules for behavior on and off the floor, and we weren’t going to waver from them.

“We gave Lulu multiple opportunities to adjust her decision-making process off the court, and unfortunately, she repeatedly made poor choices that ultimately led to her dismissal. Lulu is a great person and player; she simply must learn to make better decisions. I think she knows that. We are going to try to help her any way we can as far as the next phase of her basketball career. It simply won’t be at Louisiana Tech.”

During her Louisiana Tech career, the former Benton High School star saw action in 60 games, making 41 starts. She averaged 10.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 33 percent from the floor, 52-of-211 from the three-point line and 71 percent from the free throw line.

She scored a career-high 24 points in a loss against UTEP this past season.

— Louisiana Tech Sports Information