News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
In addition to two freshmen, Lindenwood also officially announces the addition of four D-I transfers: Reagan Rapert (Wofford), Christyan Reid (Northern Kentucky), Makayla Wallace (North Dakota grad transfer), and Masyn McWilliams (SIUE grad transfer).
“We are very excited about this group of ladies that have joined our Lindenwood women’s basketball family. They bring to our team a balance of young & mature talent, while also filling the positional needs & versatile skill sets we wanted to add to our returning roster,” said Head Coach Katie Falco. “The energy & excitement they have to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and to be a part of history at LU has been really fun! We believe these Lions will thrive in our program, and help us reach new heights at the D1 level.”
New Mexico State announces the addition of Delaware State transfer Sianny Sanchez-Oliver (5-5 FR point guard, Powder Springs, GA), who was originally slated to transfer to Northwest Florida State College (juco).
Just when it looked like the Aggies had solidified the group they would enter the 2022-23 campaign with, one more piece has been brought on board.
Head Coach Jody Adams announced Tuesday that Philadelphia-bred guard Sianny Sanchez-Oliver will be headed to The City of Crosses.
Southern Illinois officially announces the addition of Southern Cal transfer Shemera Williams (5-8 RS JR combo guard, Milwaukee, WI).
Southern Illinois University women’s basketball coach Kelly Bond-White announced that the program has added former University of Southern California transfer guard Shemera Williams.
“Finally our ’22 class is complete!” Bond-White said. “We’ve been grinding since April and to have all our young ladies on campus and in class. Our staff actually left the office in daylight Thursday!”
“The quote I got from one scouting service was ‘Man coach, you can’t even get in the game with Shemera. Coach that one, you have no business recruiting, she’s going P5.'”
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Williams comes to Carbondale after spending the 2020-2021 season with the Trojans.
“(It) was the right fit because I believe this is a Sisterhood,” Williams said. “The program will help me achieve beyond school.”
TCU transfer Aja Holmes (5-8 SO guard, Cibolo, TX) has landed at Southern Illinois.
Southern Illinois University women’s basketball coach Kelly Bond-White announced that the program has added Texas Christian transfer guard Aja Holmes.
“We are excited to welcome Aja into the program,” Bond-White said. “We have known her and her family for quite some time. Aja’s the ultimate team player that will keep defenses honest with her ability to stretch it.”
A native of Cibolo, Texas, Holmes comes to Carbondale after spending the past two seasons with the Horned Frogs.
“I felt like Carbondale was the right pick for me because the way the staff and my teammates treated me immediately felt like home,” Holmes said. “In Carbondale, I got the ‘home away from home’ feeling in the air as soon as I got here.”
Holmes notched a season and career-high 22 points on Dec. 12, 2021 against Texas A&M. Holmes also turned the ball over just six times in 464 minutes played during the 21-22 season.
During her freshman season at TCU, Holmes averaged 5.6 points per game and shot 90% from the free-throw line. She was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week on Jan. 25, 2021 after scoring 14 points, including four three-pointers, against Texas Tech.
Holmes said she already knows what she’s getting ready for when the season gets underway.
“The thing I am looking forward to the most is winning,” she said. “The winning culture that is here is like no other! I am also looking forward to creating new bonds with such amazing people and I am so excited.”
In addition to freshman Abby Wolterman, 6-0 F, Mount Notre Dame HS (Cincinnati, OH), IUPUI announces the addition of two transfers:
- Genesis Parker, 5-8 GR guard, Bristow, VA / Butler/Cincinnati/Virginia Tech
- Jazmyn Turner, 6-2 JR forward, Marion, IN / Ball State
With the season right around the corner, head coach Kate Bruce adds three more to the 2022-23 women’s basketball roster. Transfers Genesis Parker and Jazmyn Turner join freshman Abby Wolterman on the Jaguar roster.
“We are really excited to add Abby, Genesis, and Jazmyn to our Jaguar family,” said coach Bruce. “They are extremely skilled players, great students, and most importantly, incredible people.”
South Dakota officially announces the addition of Utah Valley grad transfer Madison Grange (5-11 SR guard, Salt Lake City, UT).
University of South Dakota women’s basketball head coach Kayla Karius has announced the addition of graduate transfer Madison Grange from Utah Valley. She will join the Coyotes this season for her final year of eligibility.
“We are thrilled to welcome Madison and the Grange family to Vermillion!” said Karius. “Madison is the perfect fit for us, as she’s a highly dedicated student and a hard-working, versatile player. She brings great experience to the floor as a scoring guard who can shoot the three at a high level and use her length to get to the rim. We’re excited for Madison to spend her final year of eligibility as a Coyote. Welcome to USD, Madison!”
Grange, a 5-foot-11 guard, comes to South Dakota with 109 career games under her belt at Utah Valley. She totaled 691 points, 284 rebounds and 161 assists in four seasons with the Wolverines. During the 2021-22 season, she was the only player to start and appear in all 31 games while averaging 10.6 points. She knocked down a team-best 39.2 percent from behind the arc, including an impressive single-game performance of 6-of-7 threes en route to a career high 24 points at UTRGV. Grange was a member of the Wolverines’ 2021 NCAA Tournament squad. In the classroom, she was named to the Academic All-WAC team the last three years.
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