LSU's Hailey Van Lith to Enter Transfer Portal for Final Collegiate Season, per Report

Apr 1, 2024; Albany, NY, USA; LSU Lady Tigers guard Hailey Van Lith (11) controls the ball vs. Iowa.
Apr 1, 2024; Albany, NY, USA; LSU Lady Tigers guard Hailey Van Lith (11) controls the ball vs. Iowa. / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

It became clear that LSU guard Hailey Van Lith will return for a fifth college basketball season after her name wasn't listed on the 2024 WNBA draft entries Thursday.

But it appears she might play elsewhere in 2024-25 after spending one year at LSU.

The Athletic's Chantel Jennings reported Thursday that Van Lith has entered the transfer portal for her fifth season. She has an extra year of eligibility since her freshman year was in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The senior spent her first three seasons with Louisville before transferring to LSU ahead of the 2023–24 campaign.

In her lone season with the Tigers, Van Lith averaged 11.6 points in 31.3 minutes across 33 games. The Tigers' season ended Monday after losing to star guard Caitlin Clark and Iowa in the Elite Eight.

Earlier this week, Van Lith's LSU teammate Angel Reese declared for the WNBA draft.


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