A week after Grambling found its new basketball coach, the Tigers have lost their leading scorer.

Grambling guard Antwan Scott told The News-Star late Tuesday he will transfer for his senior season.

“I’m just trying to go somewhere my senior year with a better opportunity to win and surround myself with people around me that can help be success and get to the next level, not saying Grambling State wouldn’t have done that, but I felt it was a good opportunity to play at a bigger stage,” Scott said.

Despite multiple meetings with new coach Shawn Walker, who was hired last week from Division II Elizabeth City State College, Scott decided it was best to leave the program. Scott received permission to contact other schools Tuesday afternoon.

Scott, who transferred to Grambling from Idaho nearly two years ago, led the Tigers in scoring last season with 15.7 points per game.

Walker and Scott met for a final time Tuesday, but Scott’s mind was already made up.

“I believe he’s going to be the guy to turn this program around, to be honest with you,” Scott said of the new coach. “He’s a straight-forward guy. He’s a real discipline guy. I would have loved to play under him. If I had two years or three years left, I would have played under him.