Women’s Basketball Transfer News, July 2021

Purdue Fort Wayne (Horizon) announces two transfer additions for the 2021-22 season (along with 2021 signee Arieonna Ware, 5-10 W, Battle Creek Central HS [MI]):

  • Shianne Johnson, 5-8 RS JR guard, Killeen, TX / Weber State
  • Sylare Starks, 5-9 SO guard, Fort Wayne, IN / Detroit Mercy

Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach Maria Marchesano has announced that Sylare Starks (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead / Detroit Mercy), Arieonna Ware (Battle Creek, Mich. / Battle Creek Central) and Shianne Johnson (Killeen, Texas / Killeen / Weber State) will be joining the Mastodon program for the 2021-22 season.


UNC Wilmington (CAA) announces the addition of three D-I transfers: Sierra DaCosta (East Carolina), Asia Henderson (Wichita State), and Britany Range (Seton Hall). The Seahawks will now have ten newcomers for the 2021-22 season.

 The 2021-22 UNCW women’s basketball roster continues to take shape as Coach Karen Barefoot has added a trio of transfer student-athletes, including redshirt senior center Asia Henderson, graduate student guard Sierra DaCosta and sophomore guard Britany Range.

Henderson joins the Seahawks after spending the last three seasons at Wichita State while DaCosta makes the short trip to the Port City after playing at East Carolina last year. Range continues her career at UNCW after playing at Seton Hall last season.

“Sierra, Asia and Britany are fantastic additions to our Seahawk family,” said Barefoot, the Seahawks’ fifth-year bench boss. “Not only are they very talented on the court, but they also embody the values of our program and UNCW. They will also add a veteran presence to our team heading into the season.”


UC Riverside transfer Georgia Ohiaeri (5-11 SO guard, Las Vegas, NV) has landed at Texas A&M–Kingsville (D-II).

Bringing on a transfer from an NCAA Division I program, junior Georgia Ohiaeri (Las Vegas, Nev.) joins the Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s basketball program for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

“We are extremely excited to add Georgia to our Javelina family,” said head coach Michael Madrid. “She is a versatile player who can play multiple positions, score in a variety of ways and comes to us with two years of collegiate experience.

“More importantly, she is an outstanding young woman who will add value to our locker room in more ways than one.”

Ohiaeri spent the first two years of her career playing for UC Riverside out of the Big West Conference. The 2019-20 season saw her appear in 29 games as she started the final 14 of the year and finished with a 17.4 minutes played. She totaled 50 points, 47 rebounds, 20 assists, six steals and two blocks, including a season-high 10 points at UC Irvine on March 5 along with eight rebounds against Long Beach State on February 15.

She followed that up with 15 appearances and one start in the 2020-21 season where she shot 50.6% from the floor en route to 82 points scored. She collected 31 rebounds and ended with 19.9 minutes played per game. She pushed her career high to 14 points scored against Cal State Fullerton on February 6 and added six rebounds against Fresno Pacific on December 10. In total, she finished with four games scoring in double figures.


East Tennessee State (SoCon) announces four transfer additions: Demi Burdick and Damiah Griffin (both from UT Martin), Jaila Roberts (North Alabama), and Jamir Huston (Miami [FL]).

The ETSU women’s basketball team became finalized on Thursday morning, as head coach Simon Harris officially announced the commitment of four transfers to the Buccaneer squad.

The Bucs bring in a mix of youth and experience, as the group of transfers join four incoming freshmen who signed their NLIs last November. You can read about Aaliyah Vananda, Jada Ryce, Sarah Thompson and Meleah Kirtner here.

Having been teammates the past couple of years already, both Damiah Griffin and Demi Burdick join the Blue and Gold after winning the regular season OVC championship with UT Martin. Both enter with two years of eligibility. Jaila Roberts also joins after spending two years at North Alabama with three years of eligibility remaining when she steps foot into Brooks Gym. A product of Cleveland, Ohio, Jamir Huston rounds out the class. Huston makes her way to Johnson City after three years at the University of Miami, where the junior spent her early collegiate career playing in the ACC.


Saint Joseph’s grad transfer Olivia Ramil (6-2 GR forward, Binghamton, NY) has landed at Samford (SoCon), where she’ll join her sister Annie Ramil on the Bulldogs roster.

The Samford women’s basketball program has added Olivia Ramil, a transfer from St. Joseph’s University, to its roster for the 2021-22 season, head coach Carley Kuhns announced Wednesday.

Ramil, the older sister of current Bulldog Annie Ramil, spent the 2019-20 season at St. Joseph’s, and spent the previous three seasons at Binghamton University.

She was a two-year starter at Binghamton. In her final season with the Bearcats in 2019-20, she started all 31 games, scoring in double figures 14 times. She grabbed double-digit rebounds three times that season as well. She had 13 points and 20 rebounds against UMass Lowell, the highest rebounding total by a Binghamton player in the Division I history of the school.

She averaged 8.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game that season. At the end of the season she was named to the America East Conference’s All-Academic team.


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