Women’s Basketball Transfer News, July 2020

News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order. See also: Women’s Basketball Transfers: Fall 2019–Summer 2020.

TCU officially announces the addition of Oregon State transfer Patricia Morris (6-7 SO forward/center, Duarte, CA).

The TCU women’s basketball team has added transfer Patricia Morris to the upcoming 2020-21 roster, TCU head coach Raegan Pebley announced today. Morris, a 6-7 forward, transfers to the Horned Frogs following a two-year stint at Oregon State.

“We are so excited to welcome Patricia to TCU! Her leadership traits, energy, dedication to being a great teammate, love of the game, commitment to academics and growth potential are all reasons why we believe she will find success here.”

Morris played in 46 games for the Beavers, where she notched career averages of 2.0 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. She shot better than 64 percent from the field and was a 73 percent shooter from the free throw line.


Grace Heeps (5-11 FR guard, East Greenbush, NY) is transferring from UMass to Albany (America East).


Taylor Mikesell (5-11 SO guard, Massillon, OH), the transfer from Maryland to Oregon, has been granted an immediate eligibility waiver by the NCAA.

The Oregon women’s basketball team received a big roster boost on Wednesday afternoon as transfer guard Taylor Mikesell was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

One of the nation’s best shooters, Mikesell announced her decision to come to Oregon in May after spending her first two collegiate seasons at Maryland. The Massillon, Ohio, native will be a junior for the Ducks in 2020-21.

“We are incredibly excited to know we will have Taylor available to play this season,” said head coach Kelly Graves. “Taylor is a true shooter who will really open things up for us offensively, and her veteran leadership will be important for this young team. Duck fans are really going to enjoy watching her over the next two seasons.”


Najé Murray (5-6 JR guard, Stockton, CA) has transferred to Texas Tech with immediate eligibility in 2020-21. She played at San Diego State for two seasons before transferring to Cal in January 2020.

Texas Tech Lady Raider basketball coach Marlene Stollings announced the signing of transfer Najé Murray on Tuesday. Murray, who played the first two seasons of her career at San Diego State, will be immediately eligible to play for the Lady Raiders for the upcoming the 2020-21 season.

“I found a home in the staff at Texas Tech through their commitment to stay engaged in my life from early in my recruitment,” Murray said. “Their program has a history of success and greatness and that was one of the most important things to me in making my decision.

“I am beyond grateful for an opportunity to play in the Big 12 Conference which is the level I have desired my entire life. It was a big leap of faith for me moving far away from my family but I find so much comfort knowing who I am playing for, the girls I am playing alongside and the university, I am beyond eager to represent. I am so excited to give my heart and soul to the Lady Raider Program!”

Murray was a standout for the Aztecs as a freshman and sophomore. A sharpshooter from long range, Murray set the school record for most three-pointers in a single season (81) in 2019, leading all players in the Mountain West Conference in that category as well. That season, she made 31 starts in 32 appearances, and averaged 13.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals.


Ohio State officially announces the addition of Toledo grad transfer Tanaya Beacham (6-1 JR forward/center, Youngstown, OH).

Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff announced that Ohio native Tanaya Beacham has joined the program as a graduate transfer. Beacham played the last three seasons at Toledo and will have one year of eligibility remaining in 2020-21.

“Extremely excited to add Tanaya to the Buckeye family,” said McGuff. “Her talent, athleticism, and experience will be a great addition to the program.”

Beacham played 95 games over the last three seasons at Toledo after redshirting in 2016-17. She averaged career-highs of 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while leading the team in field goal percentage at 58.3 last year. Beacham also served as a team captain last season.


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