News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools.
The transfer of Jada Stinson (5-8 SO guard, Elizabethtown, KY) from Memphis to Arkansas State (Sun Belt) is now official.
DePaul officially announces the signing of Michigan transfer Deja Church (5-10 SO guard, Southfield, MI).
Penn State transfer Karisma Ortiz (6-0 FR guard, San Jose, CA) is headed to South Carolina for an official visit.
Ja’Tavia Tapley (6-3 JR forward, Jacksonville, FL) is grad-transferring from Southern Cal to Arizona State.
“When we played them, I saw how strong they were,” Tapley said. “Going on a visit, I got cleared to work out with them and being able to interact with the team and seeing their chemistry opened my eyes. It’s just a different vibe and something positive for me I really needed from the last three years. I like their structure and how serious things were and, how coach Charli interacts with the team and how serious she took things she wanted to be done.”
Marie-Paule Foppossi (6-1 RS FR forward, Strausbourg, France) has elected to transfer from Syracuse.
The Strausbourg, France, native appeared in 17 games this season and averaged 0.9 points and 1.2 rebounds per game for the Orange.
Former UTSA player Ryann Stearns (5-9 FR guard, Andover, KS) announced that she’s transferring to Central Missouri (D-II).
The transfer of Delicia Washington (5-10 JR guard, Macclenny, FL) from Florida to Clemson is now official. She reunites with Amanda Butler, who was her head coach during her freshman year at Florida.
Washington, a transfer from the University of Florida, is very familiar with Butler’s up-tempo style of basketball, having played for the current Clemson coach during her freshman season at Florida.
Danielle Patterson (6-2 SO forward, Brooklyn, NY) is reportedly transferring from Notre Dame. She was top-30 ranked in the 2017 recruiting class, choosing the Irish over St. John’s, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Oklahoma transfer Shaina Pellington (5-7 SO point guard, Pickering, ON) visited Texas A&M this weekend.
K’lynn Willis (5-3 SR point guard, Detroit, MI) recently announced that she will return to Hampton for the 2019-20 season. She had been exploring a grad transfer to another school.
Jess Wallis (5-10 JR guard, Dayton, TN) is transferring from Kent State.
Two players on scholarship last year will not return to the team. Guard Jess Wallis has one year of eligibility remaining and has decided to transfer, while forward Amanda Sape will stay enrolled at KSU and focus on academics.
Nevada (MW) signs Southern Cal grad transfer Marguerite Effa (6-3 SR forward, Los Angeles, CA).
“We are thrilled to add Mar to our program,” said Levens. “She is a talented post player who brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience to our team and will add size and a strong presence in the post. We are so excited to get Mar on campus and start working with her.”
Former Florida Atlantic player Jayla Adams (5-5 FR point guard, Port Orange, FL) has landed at Bethune-Cookman (MEAC).
While the proposed changes to the grad transfer rules were defeated as expected, the NCAA adopted a proposal allowing incoming players (not returning players) to transfer and play immediately without a waiver in certain cases involving a head coaching change.
Student-athletes in some specific situations can now transfer and compete immediately without a waiver, the Division I Council decided this week. The Council met Thursday and Friday in Indianapolis.
Incoming college athletes who have enrolled in summer school and received athletics financial aid can transfer and play immediately without a waiver if their head coach departs before the first day of classes for the fall term. Additionally, walk-on student-athletes on teams that provide athletics aid and nonrecruited walk-ons can transfer and play immediately without a waiver. Those rules are effective for students who transfer to new schools this fall. . . .
The Council also defeated a proposal that would have required schools to count financial aid for some postgraduate transfers against team limits for two years, regardless of whether the student remained enrolled after exhausting athletics eligibility. The proposal would have applied only to student-athletes competing in football and basketball.
Finally, Council members voted to prohibit student-athletes from competing for two different schools in championship season in the same academic year.