News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
Eastern Kentucky redshirt junior center I’Liyah Green has been granted an immediate-eligibility waiver by the NCAA, following her transfer from Cincinnati.
Eastern Kentucky University announced today that the NCAA has approved I’Liyah Green’s waiver and she has been ruled immediately eligible to play.
As a redshirt sophomore at the University of Cincinnati, Green appeared in 21 games with one start. She posted eight points, four rebounds and three blocks in a win against Temple. Green scored four points against Miami (OH).
Wagner (NEC) officially announces the addition of Stony Brook transfer LaNiya Miller (5-10 FR guard/forward, Piscataway, NJ). She will sit out the 2019-20 season.
Former Stetson player Mackenzie Davis (5-7 SO guard, Reynoldsburg, OH) has landed at Xavier University of Louisiana, an NAIA school.
Former Western Kentucky player Terri Smith (5-7 SO guard, Harvest, AL) has transferred to Southeast Missouri (OVC). Again, there’s no indication of her eligibility status for the 2019-20 season.
Southeast Missouri Women’s Basketball Head Coach Rekha Patterson announced the signing of guard Terri Smith Thursday. Smith joins the 2019-20 squad after playing the last two seasons at Western Kentucky.
Smith appeared in 51 of WKU’s last 68 games, making a 3-pointer in 20 contests. She scored a career-best eight points against Louisiana Tech a year ago. Smith also logged a career-high 24 minutes against North Texas and finished the 2018-19 campaign with 90 points and 22 threes.
Morehead State (OVC) officially announces the addition of Gabby Crawford (6-2 FR forward, Munford, TN), a transfer from Ole Miss. The press release doesn’t make clear whether she’ll be sitting out 2019-20 or not.
“Our staff is extremely happy to have a versatile player like Gabby join our team,” said Todd. “She is a very strong and athletic player who can beat people on the dribble and will flourish in our open offense. With three years of eligibility remaining, we look for her to be a big contributor for us as we continue to try and compete for OVC Championships.”
During her freshman campaign at Ole Miss, Crawford finished third on her team in rebounding with 3.7 per game while also chipping in 3.5 points per game on 39 percent shooting. Crawford’s career-best game for scoring and rebounding came in the Rebels’ 2018-19 season finale against Tennessee when she dropped in 16 points and cleaned the glass for nine boards.
Crawford enrolled at MSU for the fall of 2019 and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Western Carolina (SoCon) announces the addition of Middle Tennessee transfer Kyla Allison (6-0 RS SO guard, Orlando, FL).
“My words will not provide the true excitement of how we feel with Kyla joining our Catamount women’s basketball family,” said Hill. “I truly thank her and her family for taking a chance and believing in our vision of the program. Kyla will be a major catalyst with her maturity and humble leadership ability as we move forward to provide the best possible athletic and academic experience.”
Allison, a 6-0 guard from Orlando, Fla., was a redshirt sophomore for the Lady Raiders in the 2018-19 season playing in 23 games and starting four. She averaged 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in a reserve role.
Three players departed from Middle Tennessee following last season, and all have ended up at a new D-I school. See this page of the 2018-19 transfer list.
Former Cincinnati player Brianna Livingston (5-9 SO guard, Scarborough, ON) has transferred to Monmouth (MAAC).
Cincinnati had five players transfer after last season, with all five going to a new D-I program. See this page of the 2018-19 transfer list.