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LSU Transfer Haley Van Lith Officially Announces TCU Commitment

Hailey Van Lith 11 as The LSU Tigers take on the Rice Owls in the 1st round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament in Baton Rouge, LA at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Friday, March 22, 2024.

Despite disputing her commitment to the TCU Horned Frogs on April 23rd, three days later, Haley Van Lith’s decision to head to Ft. Worth was made official.

Van Lith, who spent last season playing alongside Angel Reese at LSU, is one of the most recognizable women’s college basketball stars in the country, with a whopping 1.1 million followers on Instagram and endorsement deals with Adidas and Fanatics.

 

The former Tiger took to social media on Friday to share a video that cemented her decision to transfer to TCU with the caption, “The pen has officially hit the paper.”

In a Tuesday interview with The Associated Press, Van Lith denied that she’d committed to anyone yet but did mention that she’d taken a visit to TCU.

“I did take a visit to TCU and am very interested in them, but I took visits to other schools and was very interested in them, too,” she told AP. “I haven’t made an official commitment, but I’m very close. The ink has not touched the paper for any school.”

Three days later, the pen hit the paper, and the ink dried. Mark Campbell and the Horned Frogs landed a superstar in the transfer portal as Van Lith heads to the Big 12 Conference.

The Washington native 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.

This past season, Van Lith saw big drops in several statistical categories, including points (11.6 ppg), rebounds (2.4 RPG), and field goal percentage (37.8%).

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