Transfer News, July 2019

Elon is the landing spot for former Colorado player Peyton Carter (5-8 SO guard, Louisville, CO).

Elon University women’s basketball head coach Charlotte Smith announced the addition of guard Peyton Carter, a transfer from the University of Colorado, to the program on Wednesday, July 3. Carter will have two seasons of eligibility remaining with the Phoenix.

“We are excited to welcome Peyton to the Elon family,” said Smith. “Peyton’s extensive skill set and natural feel for the game stuck out immediately. Her two years of experience in the Pac-12 will surely benefit her and our team moving forward in the CAA. Although she will sit out this year as a transfer, our fans will quickly take to her engaging personality and blue-collar work ethic. We believe she will make an excellent addition both on and off the court.”


Janay Sanders (5-10 FR guard, Charlotte, NC) is transferring from La Salle to Appalachian State (Sun Belt).

Sanders is the second transfer (Michaela Porter – Cincinnati) and the fourth signee in the class, joining Porter, Nora Galve and Jackie Christ. The quartet will join a Mountaineer squad that is coming off 22 wins and a Women’s Basketball Invitational title. App State returns a loaded team with 12 players and four of its five starters.

“We are excited to announce the addition of Janay Sanders to our program,” coach Elderkin said.  “Janay posses all the qualities that we are looking for in our student-athletes on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.  She is a tremendous athlete and is a perfect fit for our system at Appalachian. She gained valuable experience last season at LaSalle, and we look forward to her future development.”


Former Siena player Maddie Sims (6-2 JR forward, Mount Laurel, NJ) is transferring to UMass (A-10). She was the Saints’ leading scorer (12.1 PPG) and rebounder (7.8 RPG) during the 2018-19 season.

UPDATE: The Daily Hampshire Gazette has more on her transfer.

The decision to transfer wasn’t an easy one for Sims who said she has a lot of respect for her now former teammates and coach, but ultimately wanted to test herself against a higher level of competition in the Atlantic 10.

“I just needed a change of scenery,” Sims said. “I wanted to get on a little bit more competitive team and try to get to that next step and build that next step. UMass was a great opportunity to me in a great conference just trying to get to the next level and play in the NCAA Tournament or WNIT.”


Texas A&M officially announces the addition of Notre Dame transfer Jordan Nixon (5-8 FR point guard, New York, NY).

Texas A&M women’s basketball announced the addition of Jordan Nixon, a member of the USA Basketball U19 team and transfer from Notre Dame, Tuesday. She will be eligible to compete as a sophomore in the 2020-21 season.

“Jordan gives us the scoring mentality and creativity that makes our offense go from both guard positions,” said head coach Gary Blair. “She came in on her official visit and fit in like she had been here for years—she loves the school, her new teammates and the style of basketball that we play.”

“She knows what winning is all about, from high school, her summer program, Notre Dame, USA Basketball and now Texas A&M,” added Blair. “After sitting out a season, she will be ready to make an impact during the 2020-21 season.”


Miami (OH) (MAC) announces two additions, including Bree Paulson (6-0 guard/forward, Broomfield, CO), a grad transfer from St. Bonaventure.

Head Coach DeUnna Hendrix announced the addition of two transfer students to the Miami roster on Tuesday. They will both be eligible to play during the 2019-20 season.

“We’re very excited to welcome Bree and Monique to the RedHawk family,” said Hendrix. “Having played at the collegiate level for multiple years, they will bring experience and competitiveness to our program.”

Hendrix adds Monique Esbrand (State Fair) and Bree Paulson (St. Bonaventure) to the RedHawks roster this upcoming season.


Among four additions announced by Cal Poly (Big West) is Bryant transfer Hannah Scanlan (6-1 SO forward, Rumson, NJ).

The Cal Poly women’s basketball program has added four more student-athletes to its 2019-20 recruiting class, as the Mustangs have welcomed Chantel Govan (from South Plains College via San Antonio, Texas) and Hannah Scanlan (Bryant University/Rumson, N.J.) as transfers, added Lily Svetich (San Luis Obispo High School) as a recruited walk-on, and also signed Anna-Helena Ehala (Tallinn, Estonia) to a tender of athletic aid. . . .

Scanlan, a 6-foot-1 forward, started 48 of her 58 appearances for the Bulldogs over the past two seasons. Combined between her freshman and sophomore years, she averaged 8.4 points on 51.7-percent shooting, along with 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 blocks. During her 25.2 minutes per night in 2017-18, Scanlan shot 52.8 percent while collecting 5.7 boards a game.


Amy West (6-4 FR forward/center, Palmerston North, New Zealand) is transferring from Liberty to Saint Mary’s (WCC).

West is transferring from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and will have three years of eligibility with the Gaels. She is a 6-foot-4 forward and center who played in a total of 20 contests for the Flames last season. She averaged 1.2 rebounds during her time on the court and recorded a total of five blocks.

West is a native of Palmerston North, New Zealand and will spend a portion of the summer representing her country as she plays for the New Zealand Tall Ferns at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan.




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