News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
Oklahoma transfer Heavenly Greer (6-3 FR forward, Phoenix, AZ) has landed at Kansas State.
K-State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie has finalized his roster for the upcoming 2021-22 season with the addition of Oklahoma transfer Heavenly Greer.
Greer, a product of Phoenix, Arizona, joins an impressive group of signees for the Wildcats which includes: Pedersen joins previous K-State signees: Rebekah Dallinger (Sydney, Australia), Brylee Glenn (Raymore, Missouri), Jaelyn Glenn (Raymore, Missouri), Malene Lind Pedersen (Aabyhoj, Denmark) and Serena Sundell (Maryville, Missouri).
“We are excited to add Heavenly to our roster for the upcoming season,” said Mittie about the forward. “She is a talented forward that has good upside at both ends of the floor. She is quick off the floor and possesses an excellent feel for the game. We wanted to add depth to our inside game and add someone that was athletic enough to defend multiple positions. We believe Heavenly can provide this to our team.”
In her time at Oklahoma in 2020-21, Greer played in 10 games with 78 total minutes of action and averaged 2.2 points on a .476 field goal percentage, hauled in 2.8 rebounds and blocked 0.2 shots. She pulled in a career-high 10 rebounds against Texas State on December 13, 2020.
Lafayette (Patriot League) has announced the signing of Temple transfer Aniya Matthews (6-3 FR center, York, PA). She had originally planned to transfer to Delaware.
The Lafayette women’s basketball team has announced the addition of Temple transfer Aniya Matthews to the program.
“We are thrilled to add Aniya to our team,” head coach Kia Damon-Olson said. “We recruited Aniya out of high school and now we are now able to build on that connection. She will impact our front court attack both offensively and defensively with her ability to score in and around the paint and her ability to defend multiple positions and block shots. Aniya has a very bright future and we can’t wait to get started!”
Matthews missed her freshman 2020-21 season at Temple due to injury.
Miami (FL) grad transfer Endia Banks (5-9 guard, Duluth, GA) has landed at Mercer (SoCon).
Mercer women’s basketball head coach Susie Gardner announced the signing of Endia Banks to the 2021-22 signing class as a graduate transfer.
Endia Banks joins the Bears after a four-year career at the University of Miami (Fla.), where she completed her undergraduate degree in sport administration. The Duluth, Georgia native appeared in every game, rarely missed a start in her tenure with the Hurricanes and even led the team in minutes (29.5) as a junior. Banks scored in double figures in over half of the games and was also the only Hurricane to record a point in every She was a part of two NCAA tournament-selected squads in her first two seasons, which included an appearance in the Round of 32.
The five-foot-nine guard ranks 12th all-time in Miami history for career assists, with 327.
Not only talented on the court, Banks was named to the ACC’s All-Academic team in her first season at Miami. She will pursue a Master’s in Higher Education Leadership.
Marist transfer Caitlin Weimar (6-4 FR forward/center, Cortlandt Manor, NY) has landed at Boston University (Patriot League). She was the 2021 MAAC Co-Rookie of the Year.
The Boston University women’s basketball team will be bolstered by Caitlin Weimar, who will be transferring from Marist to join the Terriers for the 2021-22 season, head coach Melissa Graves announced Monday.
Weimer, the 2021 MAAC Co-Rookie of the Year arrives to Boston after a phenomenal season at Marist. The native of Cortlandt Manor, New York started in 19-of-20 contests and ranked second on the team in rebounding (7.6) and fourth in scoring (8.6). Additionally, she posted the top shooting percentage in the MAAC with a .486 clip. Additionally, she accounted for most than half of the team’s blocks (38) and scored in double figures eight times.
Along with sharing the Rookie of the Year title, she garnered MAAC All-Rookie Team and MAAC All-Championship Team honors.
Weimer will be eligbile to compete immediately.
Western Kentucky grad transfer Fatou Pouye (6-0 SR wing, Kaolack, Senegal) has landed at Duquesne (A-10).
Duquesne women’s basketball head coach Dan Burt has announced that former Western Kentucky guard Fatou Pouye has been added to the roster.
Pouye, a 6-0 guard, will join the Dukes as a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible with one year of eligibility remaining.
“Fatou is a game ready addition,” Burt said. “Having very good success at Western Kentucky, we expect Fatou to be ready to help us the moment she steps on campus. Fatou has a pro mentality with her work ethic, athleticism, and skill set. Fatou allows us to play with small or big line ups and gives us a strong rebounding presence, especially on the offensive glass.”
The Kaolack, Senegal native appeared in all 52 games with the Hilltoppers over the past two seasons. Pouye started all 23 games this past season and averaged 10.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. She scored in double figures 11 times, including a pair of outings of 20 points or more, and had three double-doubles. As a junior in 2019-20, Pouye averaged 3.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.
Keyara Jones (5-6 JR guard, Heidelberg, MS), who had entered her name into the transfer portal out of Alabama, has been hired by Jones College as an assistant coach.
One of the premier players in Jones College women’s basketball history is returning to the school as an assistant coach.
Keyara Jones has been added to head coach Missy Bilderback’s staff. She will work with the Jones College marketing department as a student recruiter and will also assist with women’s basketball.
Jones, who prepped at Heidelberg High School, recently graduated from the University of Alabama in human and environmental science.
“We are excited to have Keyara back at Jones,” Bilderback said. “She will be excellent in her role as a student recruiter and an awesome addition to our staff. Keyara is one of the more decorated players to wear a Jones jersey. She always brought toughness and an exceptional will to win on the court, but also always handled herself with great class.”
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