Third-Team All-American Georgia Amoore Commits to Kentucky Out of Transfer Portal

The former star point guard for Virginia Tech will follow her head coach to Kentucky for her final year of eligibility.
Nov 9, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Georgia Amoore (5) shoots a
Nov 9, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Georgia Amoore (5) shoots a / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Amoore, a third-team All-American selection at point guard this season for Virginia Tech, has committed to Kentucky in the transfer portal for her final season of eligibility, she announced on social media late Thursday night.

Amoore follows her head coach Kenny Brooks, who left Virginia Tech for the Kentucky opening last week after eight seasons at the helm in Blacksburg.

Amoore now joins a group of elite guards in the SEC, as she will attempt to speed up the rebuild in Brooks's first season in Lexington. Amoore is a proven playmaker and sharpshooter, who has averaged 14.7 points and 5.2 assists per game over her career on 39.6% shooting from the floor and 36.1% shooting from three.

This past season for Virginia Tech, Amoore averaged 18.8 points and 6.8 assists, which were both career-highs, as she captured her first All-American selection.

Amoore's arrival in Lexington is a coup for Brooks, who was able to sway his point guard away from declaring for the WNBA draft, where she was expected to be a top 10 selection later this month. Instead, he lands his starting point guard, and also earned the commitment of rising sophomore center Clara Strack, another member of his team at Virginia Tech who emerged at the end of the season in the absence of All-American center Elizabeth Kitley, who tore her ACL.


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