Mississippi State women's basketball transfer tracker: Who's in, who's out for Sam Purcell
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State women's basketball saw its 2022-23 season last longer than many expected. With a trip to the NCAA Tournament's second round, first-year coach Sam Purcell got the Bulldogs back to March Madness for the first time since 2019.
However, with a loss to host and No. 3 seed Notre Dame on March 19, the offseason begun. With the transfer portal opening before the NCAA Tournament started, it left Purcell and his staff little time to switch into recruiting mode.
MSU had four players exhaust eligibility − guards Anastasia Hayes, Ahalana Smith, Kourtney Weber and Asianae Johnson − and could lose a fifth with a decision looming for senior forward Jessika Carter. Despite a top-20 recruiting class, Purcell will look to lean on the portal once against to rejuvenate his roster.
Here's a look at who's in and who's out for the Bulldogs via the portal.
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Players coming to Mississippi State via the portal
G Lauren Park-Lane − Purcell's first addition from the portal was a splash. Park-Lane committed to MSU on April 27 after four seasons at Seton Hall. She was a three-time All-Big East selection, including two unanimous first team selections. Park-Lane averaged 20.9 points per game last season.
G Darrione Rogers − Rogers committed to MSU on May 4 as a transfer from DePaul. She averaged 16.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists last season to earn a spot on the All-Big East second team.
F Erynn Barnum − Barnum committed to MSU on May 6. She averaged 15 points per game last season, was the leading scorer for the Razorbacks and an All-SEC second team selection.
Players leaving Mississippi State via the portal
G Mia Moore − Moore announced her entrance into the portal on March 13. She spent two seasons with the Bulldogs, though she didn't appear in a game her freshman season (2021-22) due to injury. Moore played four games last season, scoring three points and collecting a pair of rebounds.
F Charlotte Kohl − Kohl announced she entered the portal on March 21. She departs as a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility left. Kohl, a native of Germany, spent three seasons at MSU, averaging 10.2 minutes, 1.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
Commitment: New Mexico
G Alasia Hayes − Hayes entered the portal on March 31, per a team spokesperson. She appeared in 10 games for MSU in 2022-23 after being sidelined the prior season due to injury.
G Aislynn Hayes − Hayes entered the portal on March 31, per a team spokesperson. She did not play last season due to injury. In the 2021-22 season, Hayes appeared in 29 games and averaged 4.2 points per contest.
G/F Aniya Palmer − Palmer didn't play last season as a true freshman and entered the portal on March 28, per a team spokesperson. Palmer is a native of LaGrange, Georgia, who attended Troup County High School.
F Denae Carter − Carter announced on April 27 she has entered her name into the portal. She averaged five points and 6.1 rebounds in two seasons at MSU. She was part of the 2022 SEC All-Freshman team, though her season was cut short due to a knee injury.
Stefan Krajisnik is the Mississippi State beat writer for the Clarion Ledger. Contact him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @skrajisnik3.
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