Transfer News, June 2019

News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.

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.


Former La Salle player Rayshel Brown (5-8 SO guard, Staten Island, NY) is transferring to Siena (MAAC).


Arizona has officially announced two transfer additions:

  • Amari Carter, 5-8 RS JR point guard, Washington, DC / Penn State (grad transfer)
  • Shaina Pellington, 5-7 SO point guard, Pickering, ON / Oklahoma

Head women’s basketball coach Adia Barnes has added Amari Carter and Shaina Pellington to the program as transfers for the 2019-20 season. Carter, who is a graduate transfer, will be eligible to play immediately while Pellington will have to sit out this upcoming season. Carter will have one year of eligibility and Pellington will have two after sitting out the 2019-20 season.


Ole Miss has officially announced the addition of Cincinnati transfer Andeija Puckett (6-2 SO forward, Griffin, GA).

Ole Miss women’s basketball head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin has announced the addition of Cincinnati transfer Andeija Puckett on Friday. Puckett will have to sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Puckett, a 6-2 center originally from Griffin, Georgia, played in all 35 games for Cincinnati in 2018-19 on a Bearcat team that went 24-11 and advanced to the quarterfinal of the WNIT.

“Andeijah is a huge late pickup for us, and I’m glad that we had a scholarship available for her,” McPhee-McCuin said. “She’s tough, athletic, and will transition well with the post play in the SEC. I am excited that we’ll have a redshirt year to work with her and improve her skill. ‘Deijah’ will be ready to impact us immediately.”


Former Boston College player Lana Hollingsworth (5-10 FR guard, Brighton East, Australia) is transferring to Santa Clara (WCC).


Fordham has officially announced the addition of Syracuse grad transfer Isis Young (5-7 guard, Berlin NJ), who began her college career at Florida. She already earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Syracuse. Young was a granted a sixth year of eligibility, enabling her to play for the Rams in 2019-20.

Fordham women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Gaitley has announced a fourth addition to the upcoming 2019-20 season in the form of graduate transfer Isis Young. The Berlin, N.J. native spent the past three years with Syracuse and began her collegiate career at Florida. Young joins Anna DeWolfe, Eden Johnson, and Sarah Karpell for the upcoming campaign.

“We are super excited to add Isis to our Fordham family,” Gaitley said, “Isis and Bre formed a terrific backcourt at the AAU level. She will add a great deal to our roster as both a student-athlete and person!”

Isis Young, a 5’7 guard, was a four-star recruit out of Life Center Academy, ranked No. 59 in the Class of 2014 by ESPNW HoopGurlz and the No. 12 guard in her class. She redshirted her first year while earning a spot on the SEC’s Academic Honor Roll before appearing in 16 contests during the 2015-16 season. Young then transferred to Syracuse and sat during the 2016-17 season.


Jamara Levy (5-5 FR point guard, Lake Arthur, LA) is transferring from McNeese State to Western Oklahoma State College (juco).


Missed this from a couple of weeks ago: Tennessee State (OVC) announced four additions, including grad transfer Keniece Purvis (5-7 RS JR point guard, Greensboro, NC), formerly at Clemson.

Kern on Purvis: “Keniece “Perseverance” Purvis brings experience, leadership and toughness to our 2019 recruiting class. As a former Top 50 player in the country, she exudes the ELITE mentality that this program prides itself on. An aggressive slasher that also has a knack for the defensive side of the ball, she brings us the depth needed to compete at a high level nightly. Coming off a stellar senior campaign – we look forward to this star shining bright and being a fan favorite.”


Another player going juco at Trinity Valley: Jada Peacock, 5-8 FR guard, Arlington, TX, formerly at Wichita State.


Now confirmed that UConn, Notre Dame, and Oregon are the only schools in contention for Texas transfer Sedona Prince (6-7 FR center, Liberty Hill, TX).


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