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Haley Cavinder Won’t Play at TCU, Elects to Return to Miami With Sister Hanna

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After originally committing to TCU, Haley Cavinder won’t ever suit up in a Horned Frogs uniform, instead electing to return to Miami to play with her sister Hanna.

Hanna Cavinder announced on Wednesday she would be returning to Miami for the 2024-25 season, and On3 was the first to report on Thursday that Haley would be heading back to Coral Gables.


The twin sisters announced a year ago they were stepping away from Miami and college athletics. At the time, the sisters were a pair of the biggest stars in women’s college basketball and helped lead Miami to the Elite 8. Last season, Haley averaged 12.2 points and 4.9 points per game.

Her departure from Fort Worth arrives on the same day news broke that LSU transfer Hailey Van Lith is committing to TCU. During her first three seasons at Louisville, Van Lith became a household name amongst women’s basketball fans as she would lead the Cardinals to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a Final Four appearance in 2022. That season, Van Lith would earn All-ACC Honors and AP Honorable Mention All-American honors after averaging 19.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists while shooting 41.1% from the field.

Van Lith was one of two Power-Five Players (Caitlin Clark) to average at least 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game for the 2022-23 season before she transferred to LSU and changed positions. She is a member of the USA U24 roster for the 2023 FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series and has had incredible success representing the Red, White, and Blue.

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