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Meet the Top Transfer Portal Talents of NCAA Women’s Basketball

This year's transfer portal is full of star power.


As the final buzzer goes off and the crowd’s last roars echo across the courts, another thrilling NCAA basketball season has come to an end. The transfer portal is the next big thing in college hoops, offering athletes a gateway to explore new opportunities and find their best college fits. With women's sports on the rise worldwide, all eyes are on the more than 1,100 new talents entering the portal. Let’s take a look at the players ESPN ranked the top three transfers so far. 


At No. 1 is Georgia Amoore, a senior guard from Virginia Tech. After four years with the Hokies, Amoore decided to join former Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks at Kentucky. Amoore had an elite senior season, leading the ACC in average assists (6.8), coming fifth in the conference in average scoring (18.8), and earning  First Team All-ACC honors for the second year in a row. She was predicted to have been a first rounder if she had entered the WNBA Draft. Her resume speaks for itself – expect Amoore to bring the same energy to the SEC when she makes her debut as a Wildcat. 


Ranked second on the list is none other than Kiki Iriafen, whose remarkable improvement this season turned heads. The former Stanford Cardinal averaged more than19 points and 10 rebounds per game, earning her the 2024 Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year award. Iriafen emerged as a standout player for the Cardinals, performing notably well in the NCAA tournament. After scoring 41 points against Iowa State, she’s tied for ninth on the NCAA’s list of highest scoring individual performances in women’s March Madness history. While she has yet to commit to a new school, Iriafen’s versatility and dominance off the backboard make her a highly sought-after addition. 


Coming in at third is Raegan Beers, a former Oregon State Beaver who showed her skill early on. As a freshman, she made history by becoming the first player to clinch the Pac-12 Freshman and Sixth Player of the Year awards in the same season. This year, Beers led her team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game to help the Beavers secure a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. Despite facing adversity late in the season due to a broken nose, she displayed enough exceptional talent to earn her second All-Pac-12 honor and first Third-Team AP All-American. Beers has yet to announce her next move, but it will be exciting to see where this high-caliber post player ends up next. 


Talk about a triple threat! From Amoore’s lightning-fast speed on the court to Iriafren’s finesse in the paint and Beers’s all-around dominance on the floor, the top three transfers so far bring star power to women’s college basketball. As players continue to lend their undeniable talents and commanding presences to the court, NCAA women’s hoops is set to reach new heights.

 

Edited by Ella Chang

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