August 3, 2020
Big 12 Roundup: Baylor, Kansas, Texas Tech and Texas Christian gain transfer commits
The Big 12 continues to be a transfer hot spot.
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The Big 12 has been a transfer hot spot this past offseason with Baylor being the main landing spot but now more schools are diving into the transfer portal and gaining commits.
The Kansas Jayhawks, Texas Christian Horned Frogs, and the Texas Tech Lady Raiders decided to join the party as all three landed a transfer of their own, while Baylor also landed one of their own.
Today, the Baylor Lady Bears gained highly coveted Penn State graduate transfer, Kamaria McDaniel, to their stacked squad.
McDaniel made the announcement on Twitter.
Kamaria McDaniel’s announcement of her commitment to Baylor via twitter.
In the 2019-2020 season, McDaniel stepped up her game in a massive way, averaging 19.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.06 assists per game.
The 5’10 guard is a great rebounder as well as shooter and in Coach Kim Mulkey’s system, she will be able to expand her on the perimeter as well as pound the paint.
Last week, the Jayhawks welcomed Canadian and former Maine and Utah guard Julie Brosseau.
While at Maine, she averaged 9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game while shooting 34.3% from beyond-the-arc, where she took the majority of her shots.
She will bring more balance and explosiveness to the three-point game, especially after losing perimeter Mariane De Carvalho to graduation.
Julie Brosseau’s commitment via Kansas women’s basketball twitter.
The Horned Frogs added forward Patricia Morris from Oregon State.
In limited minutes with the Beavers, she showed promise on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
She averaged 2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game while shooting 64% from the floor and 73.5% from the line.
On defense, she showed to be disruptive in the paint, notching a total of 17 blocks in her career.
Per the press release, Morris said on joining the Horned Frogs, “I am so excited to start this new chapter of my life at TCU. Coach Pebley, her staff, and my new teammates have welcomed me with open arms. I am ready to develop and play under such great staff and teammates.”
At 6’7, she will bring much-needed height for a team whose tallest player is junior Yummy Morris at 6’3.
On Tuesday, the Lady Raiders added San Diego State transfer, standout guard Najé Murray, who will be immediately eligible to suit up in scarlet and black this upcoming season.
As a sophomore in 2018-2019, Murray averaged 13.7 points, 2.7 assists, 1.9 steals and 4.9 rebounds, despite being 5’6.
She is a lethal threat from three-point range where she shot 35.4% her sophomore season.
On joining the Big 12, Murray stated, “I am beyond grateful for an opportunity to play in the Big 12 Conference which is the level I have desired my entire life. It was a big leap of faith for me moving far away from my family but I find so much comfort knowing who I am playing for, the girls I am playing alongside and the university, I am beyond eager to represent. I am so excited to give my heart and soul to the Lady Raider Program,” per the press release.