LSU women's basketball player Angel Reese expressed support for Kateri Poole on Instagram.
Poole, who is no longer with the team, received words of encouragement from Reese in an Instagram story.
LSU coach Kim Mulkey confirmed Poole's departure on Sunday night.
Poole, a junior guard, had been absent from the team for several weeks and last played on November 15.
During her last game, Poole scored 1 point and had 1 assist in 5 minutes of playing time.
Poole played a crucial role in recruiting Reese to LSU, making the first call to the former Maryland transfer.
Reese visited the Baton Rouge campus and quickly decided to join LSU.
Poole played a significant role in LSU's national title win last year, starting the final five games of the NCAA Tournament.
She provided tough defense and averaged 4.5 points and 2.4 assists during the season.
The departure of Poole marks a change for the LSU women's basketball team, impacting its dynamic for the upcoming season.