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.
Zaay Green (6-0 SO guard, Duncanville, TX) will be entering the transfer portal, per a source, out of Tennessee. She missed most of the 2019-20 season with a torn ACL. Green was ranked #10 in the 2019 class, per espnW.
The sophomore guard started 30 of 31 games and averaged 6.5 points and 4.7 rebounds with 128 assists for the Lady Vols in the 2019-20 season. She had set career highs in rebounds with 13 against Notre Dame; points with 16 against Colorado State; and assists with 12 against Missouri. She was second on the team in average minutes played at 28.5.
Former Florida player Brylee Bartram (5-8 FR shooting guard, Tampa, FL) has announced that she’s transferring to Vanderbilt.
Her departure for the team leaves a void, but head coach Kevin McGuff said he simply hopes the best for her in the future.
“She’s a good kid,” McGuff said. “I wish her nothing but the best and I hope she finds what she’s looking for in her next spot.”
With the sudden transfer, McGuff said he doesn’t have an exact answer as to why he believes Bell is transferring, but that, in general, the adjustment from high school to college can be a difficult one.
“All seasons are an adjustment for freshmen, but overall I thought she adjusted well and did a lot of really good things,” McGuff said. “I just think she’s trying to find a place where she can kind of be content and happy in all phases of her life on and off the court.”
Danielle Sanderlin (6-0 JR forward, Williamstown, NJ) has announced that she’s placing her into the transfer portal. She was the second-leading scorer (13.5 PPG) at Canisius for the 2019-20 season and tops in boards (7.6 RPG).
Jada Lewis (5-7 RS JR guard, Powder Springs, GA) is reportedly grad-transferring from Georgia State to Mercer (Southern).
Confirmed in this report on her transfer.
“Honestly the decision was easy, Coach Gardner and Coach Syd and really all of the staff made me feel at home from the jump. They were very genuine in everything they said and I got to see the university through a virtual tour and I just loved it,” Lewis said.
“It’s really a blessing. Everybody doesn’t get another chance or another opportunity and this is just amazing for me that I have one more opportunity to do some of the things that I want to do, which is number one, win a championship and I think coming to Mercer I’ll be able to do that there,” she said.
Former Mount St. Mary’s player Alexis Wooden (6-0 SR forward, Binghamton, NY) has announced that she’s transferring to Hampton.