News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
Buffalo transfer Dominique Camp (5-8 SO guard, Dayton, OH) has landed at Akron.
Women’s basketball head coach Melissa Jackson announced the addition of transfer Dominique Camp to the 2022-23 roster.
“We are very excited to welcome Dominique into our Zip Family,” added Jackson. “She will immediately bring championship experience into our lockeroom. She connected well with our team, and we feel it’s a perfect fit. Dominique is an elite playmaker and has a good feel for the game. She is an exceptional passer and can score at all three levels with a great mid-range game.”
Camp, a 5-8 guard, comes to Akron after playing at Buffalo last season. During her campaign, Camp was one of five players to appear in all 34 games, earning 24 starts. For the season, she averaged 4.6 points per game, 2.7 rebounds, and ranked second on the team with 133 assists.
“We are also excited about what Dominique will bring to the defensive side of the ball. She has experience playing against the best players in the MAC. She will add great length and athleticism that will enhance our defensive schemes.”
Camp ranked third on the team with 49 total steals. She had 14 games where she had two or more steals, while swiping a career-high five steals against Ball State.
SIUE announces two transfer additions:
- KK Rodriguez, 5-6 SR guard, St. Louis, MO (grad xfer) / Tulsa
- Molly Sheehan, 5-8 FR point guard, Hinsdale, IL / Valparaiso
Rodriguez, a 5-foot, 6-inch guard, played three seasons at Tulsa, where she played in 67 games and earned nine starting assignments. She averaged 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game with two career double-figure scoring games. Her top offensive performance was 17 points with four steals, four assists, three rebounds and a block against Tulane in the first round of the 2020 American Championship.
“KK Rodriguez will provide our group with great veteran experiences and a competitiveness that will elevate our daily work,” said Smith. “Not only that, KK is another area talent that we’ve loved to welcome home.”
A four-year letter winner from Webster Groves High School, Rodriguez led her team to 76 wins in her career. She averaged 22.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 steals as a senior and scored 1,579 career points (fifth all-time) at Webster Groves. An All-State honoree as well as three-time All-Conference and All-District performer, she was a McDonald’s All-America nominee as a senior.
Sheehan, a 5-8 guard, appeared in 20 games over the last two seasons at Valpo. Her debut with Valpo was seven minutes against Evansville where he hit her first career three-pointer as well as grabbing a rebound and a steal. She scored four three-pointers overall for Valparaiso coming off the bench.
“Molly Sheehan’s winning high school experiences at powerhouse Benet Academy and her gym rat mentality will also be a great addition,” noted Smith. “Her vision and scoring ability will add to our guard play.”
She earned honorable mention All-Area honors at Benet Academy after averaging six points and four assists per game while shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. Sheehan helped Benet Academy reach as high as No. 14 nationally and No. 1 in Illinois during the 2019-20 season after helping her team claim conference, regional and sectional championships en route to a fourth-place finish at the 2018-19 state championships.
BYU women’s basketball head coach Amber Whiting announced Arizona State transfer Gabby Bosquez has signed with the Cougars for the 2022-23 season.
“I am so excited to have Gabby here and on board with us,” Whiting said. “She gives us another playmaker and has Power 5 experience. She is a great kid with a team mindset. Gabby fits our culture and is already inserting herself perfectly.
A 5-foot-7 guard, Bosquez signs with the Cougars after spending the past two seasons at Arizona State. During his time as a Sun Devil, the Kyle, Texas native appeared in 44 games where she averaged 13.4 minutes per contest.
In 2021-22, the Kyle, Texas native appeared in 25 games including a start against Colorado where she played a career-high 36 minutes. She scored a career-high nine points in 16 minutes of action at Washington. During his first season in Tempe, she averaged 7.6 minutes per game.
Former University of Georgia guard Alina Sendar will join the Towson University women’s basketball team for the 2022-23 campaign.
The six-foot guard from Amsterdam, Netherlands played eight games for the Bulldogs last season, a team that won 21 games and advanced to the second round of NCAA Tournament. She knocked down a three-pointer in her collegiate debut versus Gardner-Webb. She will have three years of eligibility.
An All-Star in the European Youth Basketball League (EYBL), Sendar represented her country at the FIBA European Championships in 2018, 2019 and 2022.
“Alina has a wealth of international experience and played last year in the SEC,” said Towson head coach Laura Harper. “We are really excited to bring that competitive edge to Towson. She can shoot it well from deep; We need that, that is an area of growth for us. She is ready to come in and step in however and wherever we need her to do.”
Florida women’s basketball head coach Kelly Rae Finley announced on Tuesday the signing of transfer Aliyah Matharu to the Gators’ 2022-23 roster.
Matharu joins the Gators after spending the previous season at Texas, appearing in all 36 contests for the Longhorns while averaging 12 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.4 assists. Her efforts on the court resulted in Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors.
“Aliyah is a proven three-level scorer with the ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor,” Finley said. “She is a competitor whose experience and fun-loving personality will bring added excitement to the O’Dome! We are looking forward to welcoming Aliyah to Gator Nation this fall!”
During her time with Texas, Matharu paced the team offensively with 12 points per game while leading the Longhorns with 77 made three-pointers. For the year, she ranked second in the Big 12 and 16th nationally with a 42.1 percentage from behind the arc. Two of the best games of her career came against Southeastern Conference opponents, including a 27-point outing at Tennessee (Nov. 21. 2021) and a 26-point performance, including a 5-of-9 mark from behind the arc, at Texas A&M on Dec. 5, 2021.
“I’m excited to join the program and I’ve heard nothing but good things about Coach Kelly and her staff,” Matharu said. “I think it means a lot when you’re able to start from the bottom and build-up. They did such a tremendous job last year and I’m looking forward to working with her, Coach CJ and the rest of the staff and team to make whatever impact I can. It’s truly an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to get there!”