Women’s Basketball Transfer News, July 2021

Boise State announces the addition of Brown transfer Dominique Leonidas (5-5 SR point guard, Stone Mountain, GA).

Dominique Leonidas is transferring to Boise State to play women’s basketball, head coach Gordy Presnell announced, Friday.

Leonidas played three seasons at Brown before the Ivy League canceled its 2020-21 season due to COVID-19.

“We are excited to have Dominique join our team!” Presnell said. “She is a terrific on-ball defender, brings a lot of game experience and will be a great mentor to our young players.”

As a junior in 2018-19, she started 22 games for the Bears and was a team captain. She ranked third during Ivy League play with 3.8 assists per game and tallied five double-figure scoring games during the season.


Miami (FL) transfer Sydnee Roby (6-3 SO center, Milwaukee, WI) has landed at Texas A&M. She’s the third transfer to sign with the Aggies this off-season, joining Qadashah Hoppie (St. John’s) and Aaliyah Patty (Ohio State).

Texas A&M women’s basketball head coach Gary Blair announced the signing of rising junior Sydnee Roby Friday.

“The classic physical-five player has been such an important part of our success and the SEC’s for a long time,” Blair said. “Which is why we recruited Sydnee so hard out of high school. I believe she is suited for the physicality of our league. The Roby-Washington family’s familiarity with our university, players and staff played a huge role in her deciding that Aggieland was the place for her. We’re excited about her enthusiasm to be a part of an exciting core of posts.”

Roby comes to Aggieland after spending her first two years at the University of Miami. The 6’3 post player appeared in 50 games for the Hurricanes, averaging 8.7 minutes per contest. During her sophomore campaign, she was a menace on the offensive boards, recording an additional opportunity for her offense in 13-consecutive games to begin the year. She logged more offensive rebounds (51) than defensive boards (48) throughout her career at Miami.


Kansas transfer Brooklyn Mitchell (5-6 SR point guard, New Orleans, LA) has landed at Lamar (WAC).

The Lamar University women’s basketball program gained the addition of Brooklyn Mitchell for the upcoming 2021-22 season, announced head coach Aqua Franklin on Thursday afternoon.

“We are elated to welcome Brooklyn Mitchell back to the south and closer to home,” said head coach Aqua Franklin. “Brooklyn is an elite competitor with power five experience. She will provide depth to our guard position.  On paper we are the most talented we’ve been since the start of our coaching campaign at Lamar. We are excited about the potential of this team and Brooklyn adds to that.” 

Brooklyn Mitchell – 5’6″ – Guard – Ursuline Academy/Kansas (New Orleans, La.)

Mitchell comes to Beaumont by the way of Lawrence, Kansas where she spent four years apart of the Jayhawk program. Playing in 80 games over the course of her collegiate career, Mitchell averaged 5.4 points per game and brought down 1.7 rebounds per game. She posted a career-high of 24 points against Florida Atlantic in 2019. Mitchell has a career-high of five steals that came against Texas in 2020.

Prior to her time at Kansas, Mitchell is a former five-star recruit that ranked No. 45 overall in the nation, according to ESPN. She was also named an Adidas All-American in 2017. She helped led Ursuline Academy to two state titles and was named and All-District selection three times. She tallied career-best averages of 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in her senior year, while earning multiple all-district, all-metro and all-state honors during her youth career.


SIUE (OVC) announces two transfer additions:

  • Jaida Hampton, 5-10 JR guard, Lansing, MI / Wichita State
  • Gabby Nikitinaite, 5-11 RS JR guard, Orpington, England / George Washington

SIUE women’s basketball Head Coach Samantha Quigley Smith announced Thursday the addition of two transfers who add experience and depth for the upcoming season.

The Cougars have added Jaida Hampton (Lansing, Michigan) and Gabby Nikitinaite (Orpington, Kent, UK) to the 2021-22 roster.

“We are so excited about the additions of these two phenomenal women to our SIUE women’s basketball program,” said Smith. “Their past experiences will be beneficial to the young players in our program.”


Lamar transfer Dijone’ Flowers (5-7 FR guard, Denham Springs, LA) has landed at Southeastern Louisiana (Southland)

Denham Springs, Louisiana native Dijone’ Flowers will return to her home state to continue her academic and athletic endeavors as a member of the Southeastern Louisiana women’s basketball program, Lady Lion head coach Ayla Guzzardo announced on Thursday.

A 5-7 guard, Flowers prepped at Live Oak High School. She comes to Hammond after spending the 2020-21 season at Lamar, where she saw action in four games for the Cardinals.

Flowers topped the 2,000-point plateau for her career at Live Oak. A four-time All-District 4-5A and All-Livingston Parish selection, Flowers earned second team all-state honors as a senior. Flowers was also part of an AAU national championship, earning all-tournament accolades for the Tri-Parish Hurricanes.

“We are excited to welcome Dijone’ to our Lady Lion family,” Guzzardo commented. “We recruited her heavily out of high school and we’re happy to bring her back to her home state. Her competitiveness and ability to play multiple positions will make her a great addition to our backcourt.”

Flowers is the fifth addition for the Lady Lions for the 2021-22 season. The Lady Lions also bolstered their roster with the additions of Taylor Bell (Shreveport, La. – Huntington HS), Jade Brumfield (Hammond, La. – St. Thomas Aquinas HS), Morgan Davis (Orlando, Fla. – Texas A&M/Bishop Moore HS) and Presleigh Scott (Livingston, La. – Doyle HS).


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