Transfer News, June 2019

Former LSU player Monet Jones (6-2 FR forward, Missouri City, TX) is going the juco route, transferring to Trinity Valley.


Georgia Tech officially announces the addition of Kansas State transfer Sarah Bates (5-9 SO guard, Fresno, CA). There’s no mention of her sitting out the 2019-20 season, so a transfer waiver is presumably being sought.

Georgia Tech women’s basketball head coach Nell Fortner announced Sarah Bates has signed a grant-in-aid for the 2019-20 season. A 5-9 redshirt-sophomore guard from Fresno, Calif., Bates redshirted last season at Kansas State and will have three years of eligibility remaining on The Flats.

“We are extremely excited about adding Sarah Bates to our roster,” said Fortner. “She will be a tremendous three-point shooting threat for us, which is something that we need here at Georgia Tech. We are looking forward to having her energy and her high basketball IQ on the floor along with her shooting prowess.”

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Bates sat out last season at Kansas State after transferring from UC Santa Barbara where she played her freshman season (2017-18). During her inaugural collegiate season, Bates played in 29 games with 25 starts for the Gauchos and averaged 10.9 points per game, ranking 14th in the Big West Conference in scoring. Against Big West opponents, Bates averaged 13.1 points per game to rank 13th in the league in scoring.


Emily Esposito (5-9 RS FR guard, Gorham, ME) is transferring from Villanova to Boston University (Patriot League).

The Boston University women’s basketball team will welcome Emily Esposito, a transfer from Villanova, to its 2019-20 roster, head coach Marisa Moseley announced Tuesday.

Esposito saw action in all 32 games for the Wildcats this past season as a redshirt freshman, averaging 18.1 minutes per game while contributing 5.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest.

“I am thrilled to announce Emily Esposito as the final addition to our 2019-20 roster,” stated Moseley.  “Emily is a tremendous talent and a true competitor. Following two years at Villanova, Emily brings a great deal of experience and maturity to a young Terrier team. Emily’s relentless drive to improve as a player and person are just two of her admirable qualities. We cannot wait to welcome Emily into our BU family and look forward to making many memories in the future”


Former St. Bonaventure player Arielle Harvey (6-0 SR forward, Atlanta, GA) is transferring to East Tennessee State (SoCon). (Note: Harvey did not play for the Bonnies during the 2018-19 season. Prior to the season, St. Bonaventure announced that she would miss the season because of an undisclosed health issue.)

East Tennessee State University women’s basketball head coach Brittney Ezell and her staff announced on Wednesday that 6-foot forward Arielle Harvey has transferred to ETSU from St. Bonaventure.

Harvey, who spent the 2017-18 season with the Bonnies, will have one season of eligibility with the Blue and Gold after spending one season at UNCG (2015-16) before transferring to Daytona State in 2016-17.

“We are looking forward to having Arielle join the program for her last year of competition,” said Ezell. “Arielle is truly a blue collar worker on the glass and in the paint. She has the ability to defend multiple positions and is extremely effective in rim running in transition. I know she is highly motivated to be a part of the ETSU family as a student and an athlete. Arielle will give us a solid, experienced presence in the post.”

During her junior season at St. Bonaventure, Harvey started 20 of the 29 games, averaging 9.7 points, 2.8 rebounds in 29.1 minutes of action.


Added Erika Ankney (5-8 FR guard, Harrah, OK) to the transfer list earlier today; have since heard that she’s transferring to Oklahoma City University, an NAIA school. She spent her freshman year at Oral Roberts.


Missouri lands Utah State transfer Shannon Dufficy (6-2 JR guard/forward, Preston, Victoria, Australia), who averaged a double-double in 2018-19, earning All–Mountain West honors. She chose Mizzou over Duke, Syracuse, and Utah.

Mizzou Women’s Basketball added transfer 6-foot-2 guard/forward Shannon Dufficy to its 2019-20 roster, announced by head coach Robin Pingeton Tuesday. Dufficy, who played three seasons for Utah State, earned Mountain West All-Conference honors after a junior campaign where she averaged 15.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game with 19 double-doubles.

A two-time Mountain West All-Conference performer, Dufficy chose Mizzou over Duke, Syracuse and Utah. She will sit out the 2019-20 season due to transfer requirements and will have one season of eligibility remaining.


Per a source, former New Hampshire player Kari Brekke (5-6 FR point guard, Appleton, WI) is transferring to Bentley University, a D-II school located in Waltham, Massachusetts.


James Madison (CAA) officially announces the addition of Virginia transfer Brianna Tinsley (5-7 SO point guard, Madison, VA).

Transfer guard Brianna Tinsley has joined the James Madison Women’s Basketball program, as announced by head coach Sean O’Regan Monday morning. Tinsley will sit out the 2019-20 season due to transfer rules.



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