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.
Texas Tech transfer Emma Villas-Gomis (6-3 SR forward, Fontenay-Sous-Bois, France) has been granted immediate eligibility at North Texas (C-USA) (see this tweet).
Kyeonia Harris (5-3 SR guard, Raymond, MS) has grad-transferred from Arkansas–Pine Bluff to Alcorn State (SWAC) (see Alcorn State roster).
A Rutgers press release says that Destiny Marshall (5-10 JR guard, Augusta, GA) “is immediately eligible for competition,” indicating that she received a transfer waiver. At Jacksonville last season, she tallied 14.9 PPG and 5 RPG,
Missouri State player Abi Jackson (6-3 SR forward, Little Rock, AR) has apparently received an immediate-eligibility waiver from the NCAA. She had transferred from Auburn midyear of the 2019-20 season.
Head Lady Bears coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton dropped a little news bomb before her team’s scrimmage when she announced to the crowd that Auburn transfer Abigayle Jackson is eligible and will be eligible to play next season as well.
That’s big news for a Lady Bears team that lost leading-scorer Alexa Willard to graduation. Jackson figures to be an immediate impact player at the forward position and she will be someone who can extend the defense with a comfortable mid-range shot.
Originally planning to sit out the 2020-21 season following her transfer from UMass, Loyola Chicago senior guard Bre Hampton-Bey will now be applying for an immediate-eligibility waiver in the wake of the decision by the NCAA to grant additional eligibility to winter sports participants.
“My discussions with Bre were centered around ‘if you’re not going to play a full season … then it’s not worth it,’” Achter said of their conversations prior to the NCAA’s announcement on eligibility. “You might as well get everything you can out of your last year in college.”
But with the new NCAA ruling, there’s now a sense of urgency to apply for the waiver. If it gets approved, Hampton-Bey would have the opportunity to play two seasons for the Ramblers if she also chooses to accept the extra eligibility granted to all winter sport student-athletes.
“We are applying for an NCAA waiver,” Achter said. “We’re trying our best to get Bre a waiver to get her immediately eligible because then we get her for two years essentially. We’re going to try, but as of right now she’s still redshirting.”