News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
Another day, another Bellarmine transfer addition. Announced today was former Georgia Southern player Alisha Owens (6-0 RS FR forward, Henderson, KY).
Former Kentucky Miss Basketball finalist Alisha Owens has transferred from Georgia Southern to the Bellarmine University women’s basketball team, Knights Coach Chancellor Dugan announced Wednesday.
A 6-foot forward, Owens will have three years of eligibility remaining at Bellarmine. The All-State product of Henderson County (Ky.) High School redshirted in 2017-18 at Division I Georgia Southern while playing in 24 games as a redshirt freshman with the Eagles in 2018-19.
Owens now joins the Knights after being recruited by Dugan in high school. Bellarmine has one year remaining in DII before the Knights make the jump to DI and the ASUN Conference, so Owens will still be spending a big chunk of her career in the DI ranks.
Bellarmine (D-II; future D-I ASUN) officially announces the addition of Saint Louis University transfer Tasia Jeffries (5-8 SO guard, Louisville, KY).
Coach Chancellor Dugan on Tuesday announced that former Louisville prep star Tasia Jeffries has joined the Bellarmine University women’s basketball team after transferring from Saint Louis University.
A product of nearby Butler Traditional (Ky.) High School, where she was instrumental in the capturing of two state championships, Jeffries will have two years of eligibility remaining at Bellarmine after the 5-foot-8 guard played her freshman and sophomore seasons with the Division I Billikens.
Dugan said the Bellarmine coaching staff was one of the many who pursued the highly coveted Jeffries in high school. While at Butler, she played and graduated alongside Breia Torrens, a guard who is entering her third season with the Knights.
“Tasia will step right in and bolster our guard play,” Dugan said. “She is an outstanding shooter with range, and she can score from all three levels. Tasia is a team player, a winner and a leader.”
Ohio (MAC) officially announces the addition of Wisconsin transfer Jasmine Hale (5-9 FR guard, Cincinnati, OH).
The Ohio women’s basketball team will add Wisconsin transfer Jasmine Hale beginning in the 2019-20 season, head coach Bob Boldon announced on Monday (Aug. 19). Hale will sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA Transfer rules and will have three years of playing eligibility remaining.
“We are very excited to announce the addition of Jasmine Hale to our program,” head coach Bob Boldon said. “Jasmine is a versatile guard who will fit into our system very well.”
Former UNCG player Amesha Miller (6-0 SO forward, Suffolk, VA) is transferring to Norfolk State (MEAC), returning to her home state.
Once her name hit the transfer portal, coaches from all over were reaching out to her. NSU was one of the schools that reached out and was a school Miller had thought highly of during her recruiting process out of high school. She felt that would be the best place for her.
“I felt like I was already familiar with the coaching staff,” Miller said. “I wanted a fresh start, and I felt like I owed it to them kind of because I didn’t go there straight out of high school. They’re familiar with my game. I knew the team was already good and just needed a few more pieces, and I’m just trying to come in and help.”
Former Winthrop player Rikoya Anderson (5-9 FR shooting guard, Rock Hill, SC) has transferred to USC Aiken (D-II).
SMU transfer Marie Olson (6-2 FR forward, El Dorado Hills, CA) has landed at North Dakota State (Summit).
Olson . . . appeared in 27 games for the Mustangs last season with 10 starts. She averaged 3.0 points per game and 2.4 rebounds, while connecting on 10 3-pointers.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Marie Olson join the Bison women’s basketball team,” Collins said. “Not only does she have tremendous potential to be a difference maker on the court, she is a terrific person with qualities that will help create the culture we’re trying to establish at NDSU. Her roots are in Minnesota and I know she’s excited to be so close to family and friends she grew up with.” . . .
Olson will sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but will have three years of eligibility starting in 2020-21.
Jordan Hosey, a 6-1 forward out of Pearland, TX, who spent three years on the roster at Texas through the 2017-18 season, has announced that she’s transferring to New Mexico (Mountain West).
UPDATE: The Albuquerque Journal has more on her move to UNM.
Little Rock (Sun Belt) announces the addition of former Murray State player Brianna Crane (6-0 SO forward, Birmingham, AL).
Crane joins Little Rock’s Team after spending the last two seasons at Murray State where she averaged 7.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while averaging 26 minutes on the court.
“We found Brianna Crane in the portal as we were looking for a 3-4 type player and were fortunate to pick her up this time of year,” Foley said. “Her addition is a good fit for both of us and we are excited to have her.”
. . . NCAA transfer rules require Crane to sit out the 2019-20 season but she will have two seasons of eligibility following this upcoming year.
Auburn grad transfer Crystal Primm (5-11 RS JR guard, West Palm Beach, FL) has landed at Florida Atlantic (C-USA). She averaged 10.4 PPG during the 2018-19 season. Primm started her college career at Duke. She’s the daughter of Terry Primm, an FAU assistant coach.
Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball head coach Jim Jabir has announced the addition of Crystal Primm to the 2019-20 roster. Primm will enroll at FAU as a graduate transfer, earning immediate eligibility with the team. She graduated from Auburn in May 2019.
“We are so happy to have Crystal come and join our young program and her dad, Terry,” said Jabir. “Every program we’ve ever built has started with a person who took a chance on us. Crystal is that person. She’s a super talented player who will be a great leader for us and help us get to where we expect to go.”
Primm started all 32 games for the Tigers in 2018-19 and averaged 10.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.5 assists per game. She was a 46.4 percent shooter from the field and scored in double digits 19 times. . . .
Primm is the daughter of assistant coach, Terry Primm. The elder Primm has been with the Owls all three years of the Jabir era of FAU women’s basketball.