News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
San Diego State transfer Ivvana Muríllo (6-1 JR forward/center, Medellín, Colombia) has landed at Idaho State (Big Sky).
Idaho State women’s basketball has announced the addition of Ivvana Murillo, a transfer from San Diego State University.
“We are excited to be adding Ivvana this late,” said Head Coach Seton Sobolewski. “We are hoping she can help us at the four and five positions next year.”
Murillo, a native of Medellin, Colombia started her career in the states at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College where she averaged 13.1 points and 9.4 rebounds a game while shooting 50 percent from the field. She was named to the 2020 NJCAA Division I All-Region first team before transferring to SDSU for the 2020-21 season.
While at SDSU, Murillo shot .33 percent from the field and 60 percent from the free-throw line.
“I decided to come to Idaho State because the basketball team shows what true leadership and teamwork is all about,” said Murillo. “The school will also allow me to focus on my academic and basketball career.”
Oregon officially announces the addition of Southern Cal transfer Endyia Rogers (5-7 SO point guard, Dallas, TX).
Oregon head coach Kelly Graves announced the addition of 2021 All-Pac-12 selection Endyia Rogers, who starred for two seasons at USC.
“We are thrilled to welcome Endyia into our program,” said Graves. “She is an extremely skilled player who can shoot it at a high level and be a leader for our team on and off the court. Endyia has proven that she can perform at an elite level in the Pac-12 and will bring energy and a high basketball IQ to our backcourt. She will be a great fit for this team and we are excited to have her in Eugene.”
Rogers averaged 13.8 points per game and started all 54 games over her two seasons with the Trojans. A versatile guard, she also averaged 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists while leading the team in three-point field goals made each of the last two seasons, hitting 79 shots from outside in her career. Additionally, Rogers comes to Eugene with a .831 career free throw percentage while averaging 0.9 steals per game.
This past season, the All-Pac-12 performer led the Trojans in scoring and finished seventh in the conference averaging 14.8 points per game. Rogers’ 4.3 assists per game were also fifth in the Pac-12 while free throw percentage of 84.6 was good for fourth in the league. She reached double figures in scoring 17 times in 23 games played, highlighted by four 20-point games and a 30-point game against Arizona State on Jan. 31.
The University of Pennsylvania’s head women’s basketball coach, Mike McLaughlin, has announced the addition of Sydnei Caldwell to the Quakers’ roster for the 2021-22 season. Caldwell comes to Penn after playing at Arizona State University the last two years and will have two years of eligibility with the Quakers.
“We are very excited to have Sydnei spend the second half of her college career with the Quakers,” said McLaughlin. “With her two years of college experience and leadership, we believe she is a perfect fit and will adapt quickly to the program. We see Sydnei having an immediate impact on this year’s team and can’t wait to see her in the red and blue.”
Louisiana Tech grad transfer Amber Dixon (5-10 SR guard, Arlington, TX) has landed at North Texas, a C-USA intraconference transfer.
Head coach Jalie Mitchell has added graduate transfer Amber Dixon from Louisiana Tech to the 2021-22 North Texas women’s basketball team.
An all-around player, Dixon averaged 9.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals for the Lady Techsters in 2020-21. The Mansfield Summit graduate registered three double-doubles, scored in double figures a dozen times, and had five games of 10 or more rebounds last season.
“We feel very fortunate to add a seasoned vet like Amber to our team,” Mitchell said. “She is someone we’ve had to game plan for on the opposing bench, and who competes at a high level every chance she gets. Her scoring and rebounding ability at the guard position help us immediately.”
The Mean Green and LA Tech split last season’s series as Dixon recorded 29 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals in the two meetings. Throughout her four years in Ruston, the 5-10 guard compiled 895 points, 394 rebounds and 334 assists.
“Amber is a team-first player who brings hunger, experience, leadership and a dedication to her craft that we cherish here in Denton. The best part about this opportunity for her is coming home to play in front of family and friends every night. It will mean the world for her to spend her final year closer to the people she loves,” Mitchell said.