2018 Transfer Season

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  1. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Transfer season already in full swing with pace sure to pick up after conference/NCAA tournaments.
    • Freshman G Andra Espinoza-Hunter (#16 in the 2017 class) - Transferred from UCONN to Mississippi State. Will redshirt the 2018-2019 season.
    • Junior PF Bride Kennedy-Hopoate (#1 Juco in 2017 class) - Transferring from Iowa State. Had 10 starts in 21 games played in one season with the Cyclones.
    • Graduate G Najah Queenland - Grad transfer from University of the Pacific to Ohio State. Will be eligible to play in 2018-2019.
     
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  2. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Kennedy-Hopoate transferring is a surprise to me anyway. That will hurt ISU.
     
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  3. geewago

    geewago 25+ Posts

    She wasn't much of a factor with them. Just not Big 12 caliber. But there's several on their team that's not.
     
  4. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

  5. justabbfan

    justabbfan 100+ Posts

  6. cynt

    cynt 500+ Posts

    OMG I thought this was about Boothe. Here's hoping her name does not appear on this thread!!!!
     
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  7. JoeDallas

    JoeDallas 500+ Posts

    The NCUU coach has obviously lost her mind, and I expect will be washed up as a coach after this.
     
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  8. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

  9. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    My dream scenario would be Notre Dame's Brianna Turner deciding she wanted to come home for her final season of eligibility, and be a grad transfer to Texas.
     
  10. brnkj

    brnkj 500+ Posts

  11. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Her tweets are interesting in a bad way for us. Sometimes, I wish I didn't know their inner thoughts.
     
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  12. jusme828

    jusme828 1,000+ Posts

    Wow, kind of shocked about this one. Anriel is a rebounding machine! Wonder if the TX staff would have any interest? Maybe our front court is too full. Interesting to see where she will end up anyway.

     
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  13. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Makes me think UGA - go home and join a team on the rise (possibly).
     
  14. kurupt

    kurupt 250+ Posts

    Yep. That’s a big loss for them.
     
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  15. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Looked up her stats for this year. Averaged 12.2 (!!) rebounds/game.
     
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  16. jusme828

    jusme828 1,000+ Posts

    Here is a follow up tweet from Bret

     
  17. JoeDallas

    JoeDallas 500+ Posts

    One can only wonder what this is about. A&M would seem to be the very definition of a P5 school on the rise, with a shot at the N.C. I'm tempted to speculate, but will refrain.
     
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  18. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I don't know that I would call them a program on the rise with a chance to win the NC. They have pretty much peaked as far as how far they go in the NCAAs. But she is an undersized PF though she does have an outstanding rebounding average. She's just an average shooter. I don't know P5 title contender she could go that should would be a starter at or least a significant contributor. A&M does seem to be the best fit for her.
     
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  19. UTSUgrad

    UTSUgrad < 25 Posts

    She is from Atlanta - maybe she's ready to leave College Station, which is still sort of a rural area, despite its proximity to Houston. After this year's great tournament, I'd say there are lots of P5 schools (including A&M) that have a shot at the NC!
     
  20. LutherIsMyDog

    LutherIsMyDog 1,000+ Posts

    The latest from Raoul on Howard

     
  21. LutherIsMyDog

    LutherIsMyDog 1,000+ Posts

    Azura Stevens is leaving UConn early and declaring for the WNBA draft. Technically this is not a transfer but an early exit for a player who had a remaining year of eligibility.

     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018
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  22. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    I can appreciate the effort Anriel gives on the court; that's what rebounding is all about.

    For us, we were a very good rebounding team this past season. So, I'd say we have more important needs than a player whose biggest strength is rebounding. Of course, I'm assuming we will continue being a good rebounding team next season based on our size inside; our "new" back court players will have to rebound as well as those players they are replacing.
     
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  23. Dr. D

    Dr. D 250+ Posts

    This isn't a transfer, but it has the same effect: It's confirmed that Azura Stevens is leaving UConn to enter the WNBA draft. Big loss.
     
  24. kurupt

    kurupt 250+ Posts

    I agree. I think this will be the most vulnerable UCONN has been in years. They’ll obviously still be very good but they won’t be beating any of the other top teams in the country before the game is even played.

    UConn’s talent is still great they just don’t have that transcended talent which will make for more competitive games against them for years to come. And it certainly helps us when we play them next year.
     
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  25. 22Horn

    22Horn 100+ Posts

    racer, what are her inner thoughts? This will be interesting, don't want to lose her. Expected she would qualify for a red-shirt.

    Her tweets are interesting in a bad way for us. Sometimes, I wish I didn't know their inner thoughts.
     
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  26. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Click on her twitter feed and read them.
     
  27. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Seems like we've attrition every offseason, except one year ago (right?). So, the odds are to expect at least one, especially as that is the way it is for most teams out there.

    And, we've also done great with incoming transfers. Fingers crossed that we get another impact player!
     
  28. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    KA might mine the JUCO route.
     
  29. overseasbbfan1

    overseasbbfan1 1,000+ Posts

    I've learned not to put too much into most player's twitter feeds, unless the statements are very specific and unequivocal. I think some of her more recent tweets have been praising Coach Tina, which might be seen as a positive. That doesn't necessarily reflect her intentions one way or the other, just as her prior tweets don't either. I recall a season or perhaps two ago when folks were trying to read the same kind of messages into some of Ariel's twitter comments, and it turned out they were way off base in their assessment. Often times players are referring to things or situations wholly unrelated to basketball, so cryptic comments should be taken with a grain of salt.
     
  30. 22Horn

    22Horn 100+ Posts

    overseasbbfan1
    ...great response! agreed!
     
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