Women’s Basketball Transfer News, December 2022

News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.

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LSU transfer Hannah Gusters (6-5 RS SO center, Dallas, TX) has landed at Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball team has added a standout mid-year transfer in Hannah Gusters it was announced today by Cowgirl head coach Jacie Hoyt.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Hannah. Her pedigree is off the charts. Every team she has ever been a part of has won at the highest level,” Hoyt said. “She is a crucial piece for the future of Cowgirl basketball and what we are building. We are exactly what she needed at this point in her career and she is exactly what we needed at this point in our program. Our future together is bright!”

A 6-5 post player, Gusters comes to Stillwater from LSU where she saw action in 27 games as a sophomore in 2021-22 for the Tigers.

Gusters made three starts on the year, tallying a season-high 19 points in LSU’s season opener at Nicholls and grabbed a season-best seven rebounds against Samford. For the year, she averaged 4.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest.

The Dallas, Texas native began her collegiate career in 2020-21 at Baylor, where she competed in 30 games, averaging 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per outing. Gusters connected on 11 of her 14 shot attempts on her way to a career-high 22 points against Northwestern State. She grabbed a career-best 10 boards at Kansas.


Baylor redshirt senior forward Dre’una Edwards, a transfer from Kentucky, has yet to play for the Bears because of an eligibility waiver issue.

Dre’Una Edwards. She hasn’t played yet due to an eligibility waiver issue. She transferred in from Kentucky and the expectation was that she would slide into the starting lineup after a fine season with the Wildcats, averaging 16.8 points and 8.4 rebounds last season. But, to this point, she hasn’t been cleared. . . . .

Baylor hasn’t disclosed what the eligibility issues are. 


UCLA transfer Dominique Onu (5-9 JR combo guard, Jacksonville, FL) has landed at crosstown rival Southern Cal.

USC’s backcourt will get another boost with the addition of 5-9 guard Dominique Onu, who comes to Troy as a mid-year transfer from UCLA. After two seasons with the Bruins, the Florida native is heading across town to join the Trojans for the coming spring 2023 semester, USC head coach Lindsay Gottlieb announced today (Dec. 23).

“We are thrilled to add Dominique Onu to our Trojan Family,” Gottlieb said. “As we build towards a championship caliber program, we have been intentional about bringing high character, high work ethic, highly skilled players to Troy. Dom fits that mold, and adds leadership and a love for the game that will make us better with her presence immediately.”

Ranked as the No. 26 recruit in the nation in 2021, Onu prepped at Blair Academy in New Jersey before signing on with UCLA, where she enrolled early as a true freshman in 2020-21. Onu played in 16 games as a freshman and in 27 with seven starts as a sophomore last season. She averaged 5.4 points per game in her sophomore season and set her career high with 16 points at Oregon. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Onu helped Blair Academy win the NJISAA State title as a junior in 2020, averaging 15.8 points per game that year.

“Dom is a versatile, athletic guard that can play on or off the ball and make plays for herself or others,” Gottlieb added. “Her experience in the Pac-12 will benefit us, and her fluidity in the open court fits the style we like to play. I’m excited to coach her.”

Onu will compete for USC starting in Fall 2023. 


Indiana University of Pennsylvania (D-II) announces the addition of two transfers from Robert Morris:

  • Jazmyne DeShields, 5-10 SO wing, Memphis, TN
  • Janeira Scott, 5-2 SO point guard, Bridgeville, DE

IUP interim head women’s basketball coach Craig Carey announced the addition of two mid-year transfer guards from Robert Morris joining the program, effective immediately.

Jazmyne DeShields and Janeira Scott both join the IUP women’s basketball program as sophomores, now eligible following the conclusion of fall classes. DeShields will wear number 12 for IUP, while Scott will wear jersey number 30.

DeShields, a guard out of Memphis, Tenn., made 12 appearances at Robert Morris in 2021-22. She was named to the All-District First Team and All-Region Second Team over her high school career. At North Stafford High School, she captured a district title and broke the school single-season records for assists and three-pointers as a sophomore. 

Scott, a guard from Bridgeville, Del., played in one collegiate contest at Robert Morris in 2021-22. She is an All-State Second Team selection, named to the Top 15 in the South list. She helped guide Woodbridge to four consecutive Division 2 championships and the 2020 conference title, and averaged 15 points, eight assists, seven steals, and five rebounds per game, while shooting 65 percent from the field.


Utah State grad transfer Manna Mensah (5-8 SR point guard, Toronto, ON) has landed at Kansas City, with immediate eligibility. Prior to Utah State, she was at Murray State and before that, Grayson College.

Kansas City Women’s Basketball has added Manna Mensah, a transfer from Utah State and former teammate of current Roo E’Lease Stafford. The graduate guard will be eligible to play for the Roos immediately.

Manna Mensah | 5’8 | Guard | Toronto, Canada | Martingrove Collegiate Institute | Utah State | Murray State | Grayson College
2021-22 (Utah State): Appeared in 24 games, including 12 starts … Averaged 5.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game … Scored in double figures seven times, including a season-high 13 points at Colorado State (Feb. 9) … Made the game-winning bucket with 0.9 seconds remaining in double overtime in Utah State’s 82-80 Mountain West home win against Nevada (Feb. 26) … Had a season-high five assists and three steals against New Mexico (Jan. 6) … Posted a season-high five rebounds at New Mexico (Feb. 16) … Shot 37.5 percent (54-of-144) from the floor, 19.4 percent (6-of-31) and 63.2 percent (24-of-38) at the free throw line


Oklahoma officially announces the signing of Louisville transfer Payton Verhulst (6-1 SO wing, De Soto, KS).

Oklahoma head women’s basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk announced the signing of consensus top-15 recruit in the 2021 class Payton Verhulst on Sunday. The 6-1 guard transferred to Oklahoma from the University of Louisville and will be eligible for the 2023-24 season.

“We are really excited to welcome Payton to our family,” Baranczyk said. “She is a tremendous fit on and off the floor, and will be an incredible fit in our system. Sooner Nation is going to absolutely love who she is!”

The De Soto, Kan., product was a five-star prospect in the 2021 class and tabbed as the No. 8 player in the class by PASS, No. 9 by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and 12th by espnW. A USA Today National Female Athlete of the Year finalist as a senior in high school, Verhulst was a member of the All-ACC Freshman Team last season for the Cardinals. Named the top player in the state of Kansas by Max Preps, she was a Jersey Mike’s Naismith National High School second-team All-American after averaging 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.8 steals, 3.6 assists and 3.5 blocks a game as a senior at Bishop Meige HS where she led her team to the Kansas 4A state title. . . .

Verhulst will join Oklahoma immediately but will not be eligible until next season.


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