Big 12 Basketball

Oklahoma State Signs LSU Transfer Hannah Gusters

Jacie Hoyt

The Oklahoma State Cowgirls announced on Thursday that former LSU forward Hannah Gusters as a mid-year transfer.

Gusters, 6-foot-5, comes to the Cowgirls after spending last season with LSU and the season before with Baylor, both under coach Kim Mulkey.

 

“We are thrilled with the addition of Hannah. Her pedigree is off the charts. Every team she has ever been a part of has won at the highest level,” Oklahoma State coach Jacie Hoyt said. “She is a crucial piece for the future of Cowgirl basketball and what we are building.”

Gusters announced in October that she would transfer. Last season for the Tigers she played in 27 of LSU’s 32 games. She averaged 4.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

At Baylor in 2020-21, Gusters averaged 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per outing.

Signing Gusters represents a coup for Hoyt and the program, which is 10-2 going into Big 12 action on Saturday against Kansas. Gusters was the ESPN’s No. 16 recruit coming out of MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, and she was named both a McDonald’s All-American and a Jordan Brand Classic All-American. OSU has never signed a player with as high a national recruiting rating as Gusters.

Gusters builds on a 2023 recruiting class, as Hoyt secured three players during the early-signing period.

 

The class featured two signees and a preferred walk-on. Mai Galbraith of Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, and Stailee Heard of Sapulpa, Okla., are both guards and will add to that depth next season.

Brenna Butler of Gruver — from the same school that produced current Texas Tech freshman Bailey Maupin — is the preferred walk-on.

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