Women’s Basketball Transfer News, March 2021

News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.

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Oregon State transfer Sasha Goforth (6-1 FR guard, Fayetteville, AR) returns home, signing with Arkansas .

Head Coach Mike Neighbors’ roster reset is well underway, as Neighbors announced the signing of rising sophomore guard Sasha Goforth today. A Fayetteville native, the former Oregon State player announced her decision to transfer on Monday, and signed with the Hogs just two days later.

“The bright future of our program just got brighter with Sasha Goforth coming home to Fayetteville,” Neighbors said. “She returns to the very place we all watched her lead the ‘Purple Dogs’ right across the street from Bud Walton. Sasha had an amazing year, earning All Pac-12 freshman team honors, and gained irreplaceable experience competing out west. That experience will be critical, as she joins our returning core of Makayla Daniels, Marquesha Davis, Amber Ramirez and Erynn Barnum. She will be a great leader for our incoming freshman class. Lastly, she and Elauna Eaton will finally get to wear the same uniform as the two most decorated players from our great in-state high school programs.”


Mississippi State announces the signing of Tulane transfer JerKaila Jordan (5-9 FR point guard, New Orleans, LA), the 2021 AAC Freshman of the Year.

“JerKaila is a high character, hardworking, blue-collar player that has proven to be a very efficient scorer against multiple defenses,” said McCray-Penson. “She was the freshman of the year in a competitive conference, and we think she’s going to be able to help us both offensively and defensively. She is coming in with the mentality that she wants to win and help us compete for championships.”

Jordan joins the Bulldogs after spending her freshman season at Tulane, where she led the team in scoring (16.7 ppg) and steals (2.3 spg) while also averaging 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. She earned All-AAC First Team honors for the campaign, which saw her post 10 20-point efforts, and became the first player in program history to be named freshman of the year.


West Virginia picks up another grad transfer: former Mississippi State player Yemiyah Morris (6-6 SR center, San Bernardino, CA).

West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey has announced that graduate transfer Yemiyah Morris will join the Mountaineers for the 2021-22 season. She comes to Morgantown after spending the last two seasons at Mississippi State (2019-21).

“I am so excited that Yemiyah has decided to join our program. She brings a presence in the paint that will be extremely beneficial for us. She has great hands and her athleticism will shine in our style of play. I can’t wait to coach her.” – WVU coach Mike Carey

“I chose WVU because I think the coaches can help me make a name for myself and achieve my goals. I like WVU’s style of play and how they utilize and develop their post players. I am excited about this next chapter in my life.” – Yemiyah Morris


Marshall (C-USA) officially announces the addition of Xavier grad transfer Aaliyah Dunham (5-4 SR guard, South Charleston, WV).

Marshall women’s basketball head coach Tony Kemper announced Tuesday that Xavier transfer and South Charleston native Aaliyah Dunham has been added to the Thundering Herd’s roster for her final year of eligibility.

The 5’4″ Dunham, who was a member of the 2017-18 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team and its All-Academic Team the following season, has played in 105 games over her career with 83 starts. She has averaged 7.0 points and 3.5 assists per game, while shooting 34.6 percent from the 3-point line.

“We are very excited to add Aaliyah,” said Kemper. “She brings a wealth of experience and a mentality that can help set the tone for our team. It was a great opportunity for us to get a successful player back home. She will make us better.”

Last season, she led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.2), a figure that currently ranks sixth nationally. She was also second in the BIG EAST in steals (2.5) and seventh in assists (3.8). Her 371 career assists left her eighth all-time in Xavier’s record book.


Detroit Mercy transfer Kaela Webb (5-6 JR combo guard, Pontiac, MI), their leading scorer (17.7 PPG) in 2020-21, has signed with Florida Gulf Coast (ASUN).

FGCU women’s basketball head coach Karl Smesko has announced the signing of transfer guard Kaela Webb, a Third Team All-Horizon League selection who led Detroit Mercy in scoring last year. She is expected to have two years of eligibility remaining and represents the first signing in this year’s recruiting class.

Webb averaged 17.7 points over 12 contests for the Titans in 2020-21, including five games with 20-plus points, as she was the Horizon League’s third-leading scorer. She led the conference in 3-point field goals made per game (2.7) and finished second in free throw percentage (.895, 34-for-38) while sinking three or more 3-pointers seven times.

“Kaela is a very talented guard,” Smesko said. “She is an excellent shooter who has really good quickness and has proven herself on the Division I level. She is a very good addition to our program.”


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