Transfer News, June 2019

Kadiatou Sissoko (6-2 FR guard, Paris, France) announced that she’s transferring from Syracuse to Minnesota. That makes, potentially, four transfers from Syracuse this off-season, the other three being:

• Chelayne Bailey, 5-6 JR guard, Pickering, ON (grad xfer) → ?
• Marie-Paule Foppossi, 6-1 RS FR forward, Strausbourg, France → Rhode Island
• Veronika Vorackova, 5-9 FR shooting guard, Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic → Rhode Island

Rhode Island has a new head coach, Tammi Reiss, who was previously a Syracuse assistant coach.

Syracuse, meanwhile, has landed a grad transfer from Rhode Island: Elemy Colome (5-7 RS JR guard, Lawrence, MA).

UPDATE: official press release from Minnesota on Sissoko

A 6-2 forward from Paris, France, Sissoko will have to sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but will then have three have years of eligibility remaining.


Alexxus Sowell (6-3 SO center, Lancaster, SC) is transferring from Savannah State to Johnson C. Smith University, a D-II school in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Sarah Bates (5-9 SO guard, Fresno, CA) has announced that she’s transferring from Kansas State. She sat out the 2018-19 season after transferring to K-State from UC Santa Barbara.

The announcement came one year to the day that the women’s basketball program revealed that Bates joined the program as a transfer from UC Santa Barbara. She sat out last season in order to satisfy the NCAA’s transfer rules.


Coming off her freshman season, Missouri point guard Akira Levy has entered her name into the transfer portal. Hailing from Baxter, Tennessee, Levy was ranked #67 in the 2018 class by espnW. Her bio says she chose Missouri over Ohio State and Vanderbilt.

The Tigers have already had three other players on their 2018-19 roster transfer elsewhere:

Grace Berg, 6-0 FR wing, Indianola, IA → Drake [left Mizzou midyear]
Emmanuelle Tahane, 6-1 SO forward, Bondy, France → Rhode Island
Kelsey Winfrey, 5-9 SO guard, Lebanon, MO → Drury (D-II)


Xavier (Big East) announces the addition of Nia Clark (5-9 FR guard, Indianapolis, IN), a transfer from Miami (OH).


La Salle (A-10) lands transfer Molly Masciantonio, a 5-10 guard who spent her freshman year at D-II Holy Family.

Molly Masciantonio, who played last season at Division II Holy Family, has signed an athletics aid agreement to attend La Salle University, head coach Mountain MacGillivray announced Friday. Masciantonio is the first of five new players to be announced over the next few weeks.

“It is not often you get a second chance,” MacGillivray said. “To have a player like Molly who is a proven scorer with a great work ethic choose to be a part of La Salle basketball is a sign of good things to come.”

Masciantonio had an impressive first year at Holy Family. The rookie led her squad in points, rebounds, steals, and blocks. Averaging 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per outing, she earned Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Rookie of the Week honors twice.


Morehead State (OVC) lands Campbell transfer Lauren Carter (6-0 FR guard, High Point, NC), who had earned Big South All-Freshman honors in 2018-19, tallying 8.7 PPG and 4.5 RPG.

After earning Big South All-Freshman honors during her inaugural season at Campbell, six-foot guard Lauren Carter has transferred to join the Morehead State Women’s Basketball program.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Carter will set out for 2019-20 season before joining the Eagles on the hardwood for their 2020-21 campaign.

“Lauren will be an exciting player in our fast-paced system,” said head coach Greg Todd. “She is a long, athletic player who is capable of playing guard-to-forward. She had an awesome freshman year at the Division I level, and our staff is looking forward to coaching her.”



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