Kateri Poole no longer with LSU women's basketball team

Mulkey: Kateri Poole is out of LSU program (0:49)

LSU coach Kim Mulkey responds to a reporter's question about Kateri Poole, saying the junior guard is "no longer with us." (0:49)

Kateri Poole is no longer a part of the LSU women's basketball team, according to coach Kim Mulkey.

The 5-foot-8 junior guard appeared in four games this season for the No. 7 Tigers. Poole did not play Nov. 14 against Kent State due to a "coach's decision," saw the floor for five minutes the next game against Southeastern Louisiana and was last on the bench with LSU against Texas Southern, though Poole did not take the floor.

"(Poole's) no longer with us," Mulkey told reporters Sunday after the Tigers' 83-53 win over Louisiana. Mulkey would not comment on whether Poole's departure was a dismissal or mutual parting.

LSU star forward Angel Reese, the Most Outstanding Player of the 2023 women's NCAA tournament, also missed four games in November for undisclosed reasons, returning Nov. 30 against Virginia Tech. Mulkey has gone as far as to say the team was dealing with "locker room issues."

Poole, who started for the Tigers during their national championship run last season, played two seasons at Ohio State before LSU.

Poole averaged 4.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 22.4 minutes last season in Baton Rouge, and 2.0 points, 1.5 assists and 12.5 minutes in four games this season.

LSU will also be without Sa'Myah Smith for the rest of the season after she suffered a season-ending knee injury a few weeks ago in the Cayman Islands.