Former Oregon State forward Taylor Jones announced that she will transfer to Texas to play basketball for the Longhorns next season.
Jones, a 6-4 forward, could become an immediate starter for Texas, which reached the Elite Eight last season for the second straight NCAA Tournament. Jones averaged in double figures in scoring in each of her three seasons with the Beavers.
Jones announced her decision on social media on Saturday.
Last season Jones played just nine games before suffering a season-ending injury, but still averaged 12.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
As a sophomore in 2020-21, Jones averaged 12.3 points and 8.8 rebounds. As a true freshman in 2019-20, she averaged 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, as she earned All-Pac-12 freshman honors after setting the OSU record for blocked shots.
Texas has lost four players this offseason. The Longhorns have lost forward Latasha Lattimore, forward Lauren Ebo and guard Audrey Warren to the transfer portal. Warren has already committed to Georgia. Texas also lost guard Joanne Allen-Taylor, who moved on to play professional basketball.
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Big 12 Women’s Basketball 2021-22 Transfers
(Out: after 2021-22 season; In: for 2022-23 season; new/old school in parenthesis)
Out: G Kamaria McDaniel
Out: G Maggie Frederick, G Aubrey Joens.
In: C Stephanie Soares (The Master’s University – NAIA)
Out: G Erica Haynes-Overton, G Aniya Thomas.
In: G Wyvette Mayberry (Tulsa).
Out: G Jada Moore, G Marlene Lind Pedersen, F Rachel Ranke.
Out: F Gabby Gregory (Kansas State), F Bre’yon White (TCU).
Out: F Tracey Bershers, G N’Yah Boyd, G Micah Dennis, F Tori Garza, G Lauren Fields, F Brittany Reeves (Mercer), F Ruthie Udoumoh.
In: Taylor Jones (Oregon State)
In: G KN’isha Godfrey (from Mississippi State), F Bre’yon White (Oklahoma).
Out: F Chantae Embry, C Khadija Faye
In: G Ashley Chevalier (Texas), G Jasmine Shavers (from Mississippi State)
Transfers verified at players’ social media, team releases, wbbblog.com