Transfer News, May 2019

Former Vanderbilt player Cierra Walker (5-8 JR shooting guard, Oregon City, OR) has announced that she’s transferring to Gonzaga (WCC).


Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw is looking to add a point guard grad transfer. She already landed North Carolina grad transfer guard Destinee Walker.

McGraw would like to add a point guard graduate transfer as well because the options in the front court apparently have been exhausted.

“They either went somewhere else or we didn’t think it was a good fit,” she said, also noting that the staff was looking at only grad transfers because of the current urgency situation where they need immediate help.


Middle Tennessee (C-USA) officially announces the addition of Virginia grad transfer Shakyna Payne (6-3 RS JR forward, Acworth, GA). That makes eight newcomers for the Blue Raiders for 2019-20.

Payne is the eighth player in the 2019 signing class. She joins prep standouts Aislynn Hayes, Taylor Lewis, Kiya Turner and Courtney Whitson, as well as transfers Rellah Boothe, Anastasia Hayes and Eternati Willock. Newcomer Ra’Shika White also becomes eligible for the 2019-20 season.


Carroll College (NAIA) announces the signing of Montana State transfer Kamden Hilborn (5-7 FR point guard, Montana City, MT).


Sabela Reigosa (6-2 JR forward, Barcelona, Spain) is transferring from Oral Roberts to Washburn (D-II).


Georgia grad transfer Taja Cole (5-7 RS JR point guard, Richmond, VA) has announced that she’s returning to her home state, committing to Virginia Tech. The Hokies have now added three through the transfer market this cycle, the first two being:

  • Asiah Jones, 6-3 RS SO forward, Sacramento, CA / Southern Cal
  • Lydia Rivers, 6-2 RS JR forward, Kinston, NC / Radford (grad transfer)


Former Indiana State player Ana Valero Lopez (6-2 FR forward, Zaragoza, Spain) has committed to the University of Charleston (D-II).


Arame Niang (6-3 RS SO forward, Rufisque, Senegal) is transferring from Western Kentucky.

Niang appeared in 33 of the team’s 35 contests last year, averaging 5.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in 15.3 minutes of action per game. Her shooting stroke developed as the year wore on, as Niang finished the season shooting 46.6% from the floor and 29.1% from beyond the arc.


Former Tennessee player Evina Westbrook (6-0 SO guard, Salem, OR) has announced that she’s transferring to UConn (AAC).

This article reports she’ll be seeking immediate eligibility.

She has two years of eligibility remaining and a source said following her announcement that the Huskies will seek a waiver from the NCAA to make her eligible for the 2019-20 season.


Khadijah Brown (6-3 JR forward, Miami, FL) is transferring from Jacksonville, according to this press release:


May 10, 2019


Khadijah Brown 6’3” Jr Miami FL

After conversations with family, mentors and basketball associates, Khadijah Brown has decided to leave Jacksonville University Women’s Basketball program; in search of a better opportunity to display her talents and to be of service to a basketball program she can support and help compete at a high level. Khadijah is looking forward to using this time to find a new basketball home, learn a new system, graduate and be ready to flourish in her final year of eligibility (2020-21 season).

The 6’3” 190 lb Jr will continue to pursue her degree in social sciences and use the year to strengthen her already dominate offensive post play while developing her perimeter game. Ms. Brown is already a triple threat (scoring, rebounding, shot blocking); but will be working hard to expand her ability to defend at multiple positions. Her best performances this season prove she can be a double double threat on any level.

While she will consider offers from nationally strong D2 programs in order to play next year, her plan is to find a solid D1 fit and use the 2019-20 season to adjust and get ready to be a dominant basketball force. This release officially begins her national search for a new basketball family.

Inquiries should be directed to Khadijah Brown 786 879 1465 or Lyle Grandison (mentor) at 786 604 6141


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