Report: Four Texas A&M Women's Basketball Players to Enter Transfer Portal

Reports indicate that four players from Texas A&M's women's basketball team will enter the transfer portal.
Mar 8, 2024; Greensville, SC, USA; Texas A&M Aggies forward Janiah Barker (2) reacts to a foul
Mar 8, 2024; Greensville, SC, USA; Texas A&M Aggies forward Janiah Barker (2) reacts to a foul / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The transfer portal, a double-edged sword of sorts, has proven both fruitful and challenging for Texas A&M women's basketball.

Last offseason, the team successfully recruited a stellar transfer class, contributing significantly to their impressive performance in the NCAA tournament. However, this year, head coach Joni Taylor finds herself confronted with the daunting task of filling the void left by the departure of one of her top-scoring threats, Janiah Barker, who has decided to enter the transfer portal with a "do not contact" restriction.

Barker, who showcased her talent by averaging 12.4 points and 6.9 rebounds during her tenure at Texas A&M, leaves behind big shoes to fill.

Joining Barker in the portal are fellow players Kay Kay Green, Maliyah Johnson, and Tineya Hylton, further compounding the challenge for Coach Taylor and her staff.

Though the Aggies made a commendable appearance in the SEC tournament, they fell short against eventual national champion South Carolina. Despite the setback, they secured a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2021, ultimately bowing out in the first round against Nebraska.

While it's always disheartening to see talented athletes depart, we extend our heartfelt wishes to these individuals as they embark on the next chapter of their basketball journeys.



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Hannah Hoover

HANNAH HOOVER