Oregon WBB freshman guard Holly Winterburn enters NCAA transfer portal

Ashley Young

No, this is not an April fools' joke.

Holly Winterburn has entered her name into the NCAA transfer portal.

The 5-foot-10 freshman guard for Oregon women's basketball posted on her personal twitter on Wednesday:

FRESHMAN YEAR

Winterburn scored a career-high 17 points vs. South Dakota State in non-conference play on December 8, 2019. She averaged 11.4 minutes and appeared in 28 games her freshman year. The majority of those minutes came in non-conference play or at the end of games when Oregon already had a commanding lead. 

She averaged 3.4 points per game, shot 80% from the free throw line and 32.6% from three-point range.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE DUCKS

Winterburn has talent, no doubt about that. She was named to the All-Star Five (all-tournament team) at the FIBA U20 Division B European Championship after averaging 18.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Great Britain National Team. 

Her high school play was no different. She averaged 26.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 4.4 steals and five three-pointers per game for Charnwood College as part of the Women's Elite Academy Basketball League. 

The unfortunate part for Winterburn in her only season in Eugene was just waiting on the bench behind other star players. 

She will find another home, and quickly, no doubt.

The 2020-2021 Ducks will look a lot different next season. Oregon will now be without Winterburn, seniors Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthy Hebard and Minyon Moore, and Satou Sabally. However, head coach Kelly Graves has signed the No.1 ranked recruiting class for 2020.

Can't wait for basketball (and all sports) to resume play.

Oregon WBB freshman guard Holly Winterburn enters NCAA transfer portal originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest