News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff women’s head basketball coach Dawn Thornton announced the addition of the University of Virginia and former four-star standout Corina Carter. Coach Thornton and her staff basketball team’s 2022-23 roster is slowly rounding into form, as Carter announced her enrollment at UAPB.
Carter, expected to provide some stability at the point position, experience and three-point shooting for the Lady Lions in a backcourt that has been entirely reshaped by the transfer portal with the additions of Razi Potter, Coriah Beck and Jelissa Reese.
The former four-star recruit, ranked 16th point guard and 64th overall player in the 2019 class by ESPNW, transfers in from the University of Virginia. Carter, originally from San Antonio, Texas out of Judson High School, received offers from Kentucky, Boston College, Virginia and Wichita State, and ultimately committed to New Mexico. Carter played two seasons with the Lobos, but playing in 50 total games in 15.8 minutes of action per game.
“This is a great opportunity for our basketball program,” Thornton said. “We felt like solidifying a natural point guard that can score on all three levels is what we really needed to hit a home run from a talent standpoint with this recruiting class. Without a doubt, by securing Corina, we’ve done that. She’s a tremendous athlete that has the vision to make the right pass and can be dependable shooting the ball from deep in rhythm. We feel she has a high ceiling and by playing in our system she will be able to maximize her potential.”
“Basketball has always been my passion and I’ve been more than blessed to be able to continue on this journey,” Carter said. “This opportunity gives me a new sense of freshness. New atmosphere, new team, new challenges, new commitments. The culture at UAPB already seems welcoming, wholesome and whole-heartedly somewhere I want to be.”
BYU grad transfer Signe Glantz (6-1 SR forward, Östersund, Sweden) has landed at Barry University (D-II).
Kristina Baugh finalized the 2022-23 women’s basketball recruiting class with BYU transfer Signe Glantz.
“Siggy is the perfect fit for our program from the instant connections, her wants, experience and skill set,” Baugh said. “She has some dimensions to her game that will fit right into our system, such as her abilities to stretch the floor and drive accompanied by her length. She will give us great depth at her position.”
Glantz is a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility after spending four seasons in Provo with the Cougars. She played in 34 career games, scoring 20 points and grabbing 26 rebounds.
A member of the Swedish U20 National Team, she played in the European Championships in the Czech Republic in 2019, where the national team finished 12th out of 36 total teams, as well as other tournaments in Turkey and Serbia. The U18 squad won European Championship, Division A in Hungary in 2017 and a silver at the Nordic Championships, while the U16’s garnered Gold Medal in Nordic Championships in 2015.
“From the first conversation with Coach Baugh and the girls on the team it just felt right,” Glantz said. “I love how there is a family atmosphere on the team where everyone supports and are there for one another. I’m so excited to meet the Barry fam and get to work!”
Seattle grad transfer Bree Calhoun (5-6 SR point guard, Granada Hills, CA) has landed at Ole Miss. For the 2021-22 season, she averaged 12.9 PPG, 4.7 APG, and 4.4 RPG, while also tallying 74 steals—second-team All-WAC and WAC All-Defensive Team.
Head women’s basketball coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin continues to stock up with some of the nation’s best talent ahead of the 2022-23 season, announcing the addition of graduate transfer Bree Calhoun from Seattle U on Tuesday.
“I am very pleased to welcome a student-athlete the caliber of Bree to our program,” said McPhee-McCuin. “Her competitiveness and ability to defend, mirrors the aggressive style of how we want to play, and her overall experience makes her an excellent addition to our basketball family.”
The 5-6 guard joins the Rebels after spending two seasons with the Redhawks, where Calhoun made an immediate impact throughout WAC. A splash hit her first season in Seattle, Calhoun appeared in all 25 games, snagging 83 steals to rank fourth nationally. She averaged 12.7 points, 5.6 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game en route to being named the 2020-21 WAC Defensive Player of the Year and earning All-WAC Second Team honors.
The Granada Hills, Calif., native set a new Seattle U single-game assist record as a senior, dropping 15 dimes against Northwest and scored a career-high 25 points against New Mexico State. Calhoun averaged 12.9 points, 4.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game to assist her in earning the title as the WAC Sixth-Woman of the Year.
Portland State officially announces the addition of Marshall transfer Sofía Llanos (5-11 FR guard, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain).
Like a Major League Baseball team making a late-summer pickup, the Portland State women’s basketball team got a welcomed addition to its 2022-23 roster Monday with the signing of Sofía Llanos.
Llanos, a 5-11 guard/forward from Tarragona, Spain, comes to the Vikings after playing her freshman season at Marshall University in West Virginia. While Llanos got minimal playing time at Marshall last season, she came to The Herd with an impressive resume from her time in Spain. She debuted in the third-tier national league at 15 years old, then moved up to the second-tier national league at 17.
Llanos led her TGN Basquet club team in scoring from the 2015-16 season until she left the club. She lit up the scoreboard with 309 points in 18 games (17.2 ppg), including seven 20-point games, during the 2019-20 season. She then played for the Femeni Maresme team within the Unió Esportiva Mataró club during the 2020-21 season, and helped the team place third at state and fifth at nationals.
“Sofía brings college and international experience at the small forward position,” head coach Chelsey Gregg said of Llanos. “She can stretch the floor with her shooting ability, and her length will be a great asset on the defensive end. A good student, high-character player that will fit in well with our women’s basketball culture here at Portland State.”