News on women’s basketball transfers (including additions to the transfer portal) from NCAA D-I schools. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
North Carolina officially announces the addition of William & Mary grad transfer Eva Hodgson (5-9 JR guard, Rindge, NH).
Eva Hodgson will join the North Carolina women’s basketball program this summer, arriving in Chapel Hill with two years of eligibility remaining. The 5-9 guard, a native of Rindge, N.H., averaged 20.7 points and 3.6 assists per game in her sophomore season at William & Mary.
“We are thrilled to add Eva to our Tar Heel roster,” UNC coach Courtney Banghart said. “A proven winner, Eva will bring experience, guard play, and competitiveness that will immediately help our program. She is a high-level shooter and scorer, and is a gritty defender both on and off the ball.
“As a small-town New Hampshire girl myself, I’ve known Eva a long time and I’m thrilled to finally be able to coach her. Her success in the CAA speaks for itself, but we know that we are getting someone who brings so much more than accolades and statistics. In Eva, we are getting a great teammate who is eager to get started with her teammates.”
Wichita State transfer Ene Adams (6-1 SO forward, Jos, Nigeria) lands at St. Bonaventure (A-10).
St. Bonaventure University women’s basketball head coach Jesse Fleming has announced the addition of Ene Adams to the roster for the 2021-22 season.
Adams, a 6-foot-1 forward, joins the Bonnies after spending her sophomore season with Wichita State and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Last season for the Shockers, Adams played in 16 out of the team’s 18 games, making four starts. She averaged 3.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest while averaging 14.7 minutes per game. Her season-high of scoring came in a 10-point effort vs. No. 18 USF in January.
Prior to joining Wichita State, Adams spent one season at Grayson College in Texas where she started 23 out of 30 games, averaging 7.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game including a career-high 20 rebounds in a contest vs. Northern Oklahoma-Enid. In all, she posted double-digit rebounding efforts eight times while at Grayson.
Arizona State transfer Keeli Burton-Oliver (6-3 FR forward/center, Seattle, WA) will remain in the Pac-12, signing with Washington State.
The Washington State women’s basketball team announced Thursday, May 27, the addition of transfer forward Keeli Burton-Oliver. The 6-3 forward will be eligible to play for the Cougars in the upcoming 2021-22 season and has four years of eligibility remaining in her collegiate career.
Burton-Oliver, a Seattle native, returns to the Evergreen State after spending one season at Arizona State. The post player was a standout at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Washington, where she was a two-time Washington Class 4A Player of the Year. Additionally, Burton-Oliver was a two-time Washington 4A first team selection and was ranked as the 12th-best player at her position in 2020 class by ESPN.com. She posted a double-double in 66 percent of her 107 games played for the Lady Wolves and averaged a double-double during her four years at EHS at 17.6 points and 12.6 rebounds per contest. In total, Burton-Oliver scored 1,886 points and pulled down 1,351 rebounds during her four-year prep career. She is the only player in EHS history to be named a first team All-Kingco League four-consecutive times.
St. John’s grad transfer Raven Farley (6-4 SR forward, Elizabeth, NJ) lands at Mississippi State, their fifth transfer addition of the off-season.
“I’m really excited about having Raven as a part of our team,” said McCray-Penson. “She is going to bring depth in the post immediately with her size, strength and athleticism. She has the ability to shoot the three as well as pass the ball. She’s very familiar with the SEC. Mississippi State was one of her top schools in high school, so she knows the program and the fanbase well.”
A 6-4 forward, Farley will provide depth in the post after averaging 6.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 assists per game last season at St. John’s. She started all 23 games and posted six double-digit scoring efforts, including a 20-point, 11-rebound performance against Fairleigh Dickinson. She led the team in blocks behind nine contests with multiple rejections. . . .
Farley marks the fifth player Mississippi State has signed this offseason, joining C-USA Player of the Year Anastasia Hayes, AAC Freshman of the Year JerKaila Jordan, second team All-C-USA performer Aislynn Hayes and former five-star Alasia Hayes.
Old Dominion (C-USA) announces four D-I transfer additions, along with a juco transfer and 2021 signee. Adding in four signees from the early signing period, they will have ten newcomers for the 2021-22 season.
Old Dominion University head women’s basketball coach DeLisha Milton-Jones announced today the addition of six student-athletes to the 2021 signing class. The additions include prep signee Alex Rouse, junior college All-American Kaye Clark and four Division I transfers in Iggy Allen, Joy Campbell, Brianna Jackson and Taleah Washington.
Former Northwestern player Jordan Hamilton (5-8 SR point guard, Frisco, TX) has landed at Stanford, their first-ever grad transfer.
Stanford has announced the addition of Jordan Hamilton to its women’s basketball team, joining the program as a graduate transfer for the 2021-22 season.
A 5-8 guard, Hamilton originally hails from Frisco, Texas and spent the last four seasons at Northwestern, where she helped revitalize a program into the national spotlight. Playing in 110 career games, with 85 appearances in the starting lineup, Hamilton will be playing a fifth year due to a COVID-19-related NCAA rule granting an extra season for student-athletes who competed in 2020-21 winter sports.
“We are very excited to welcome Jordan as our first graduate transfer ever,” commented The Setsuko & Ishiyama Director of Women’s Basketball Tara VanDerveer. “She is a talented guard that will bring valuable experience to our backcourt. With so many great players returning, we are looking forward to a high level of competition every day on the court. Getting to know her, it’s clear that Jordan will be a great fit for our program, bringing with her a hard-working attitude and high basketball IQ.”
Syracuse officially announces the addition of Baylor transfer Chrislyn Carr (5-5 JR point guard, Davenport, IA).
The 2019 Big 12 Freshman of the Year, Chrislyn Carr, has found a new home at Syracuse. A semester after transferring from Texas Tech to Baylor, Carr has decided to continue her basketball career at Syracuse under the leadership of head coach Quentin Hillsman. Carr scored over 1,000 points in two and a half seasons at Texas Tech and was twice named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention before joining the Lady Bears this past spring. She did not participate in any games at Baylor this spring.
As a freshman at Texas Tech, she averaged 18.0 points per game and totaled 558 points to rank third-most by a freshman in Texas Tech history. She added 3.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals per contest during her rookie season. In her sophomore season she averaged 13.9 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game. She played and started in five games to begin the season at TTU before deciding to transfer to Baylor. In those five contests she averaged 9.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while shooting 44.4percent from three-point range (8-for-18).
In her two and a half seasons at Texas Tech Carr averaged 15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and made 142 three-pointers in 65 games. She tallied a career-high 35 points against Nevada on Dec. 15, 2018 and added a career-best six steals in the same game. She dished a career-high 13 assists and added 17 points in a 109-79 win over Oklahoma State on Feb. 1, 2020.
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