The Aggies’ Alexis Morris, a transfer from Baylor and Rutgers was deemed eligible and made her first appearance Sunday. She scored six points in seven minutes and, with Wilson, closed the game with free throws in the last 16 seconds.
Abby O’Connor (6-0 SR wing, South Bend, IN), who transferred from Loyola Chicago to Gonzaga (WCC), has received an NCAA waiver making her eligible for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
Gonzaga senior transfer Abby O’Connor’s waiver to become eligible to play immediately has been approved by the NCAA, Head Coach Lisa Fortier announced Sunday.
“Abby will make our team better,” Fortier said. “She can do a little bit of everything and works extremely hard on the court. Given her circumstances and the additional eligibility granted this year due to COVID-19, it makes sense to allow transfers to play immediately. We are really happy for her.”
O’Connor averaged 32.7 minutes per game for Loyola Chicago in 2019-20. The six-foot guard averaged 12.3 points per game shooting 38 percent from the floor and 30.2 percent from long range. She led the Ramblers in points per game, rebounds per game (8.0) and blocks per game (0.7) as a junior while becoming the 25th player in program history to surpass 1,000 career points.
University of Florida women’s basketball guard Yasmeen Chang has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will be immediately eligible to compete during the 2020-21 season.
Chang will have four years of eligibility remaining (including 2020-21 year) due to the NCAA DI Council’s decision to allow winter sport athletes an additional season of competition because of COVID-19’s impact on the collegiate sports landscape.
Mississippi State added Temple transfer Ashley Jones to its 2021 class, head coach Nikki McCray-Penson announced on Friday.
“I chose to come to Mississippi State to have an opportunity to play for a coach with pro ball experience and defensive skills that can help me build on my skillset to be ready for the next level,” said Jones. “I also chose MSU because it is a great basketball program, and I feel comfortable with all the coaches and staff. It seems like a family-oriented program.”