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2018-19 GHSA Girls Basketball Transfer List

Here is a rundown of some transfers I have heard through the grapevine and a summary of what the additions mean. If you know of anymore or any that are incorrect, please shoot me a tweet @KyleSandy355, leave a comment or email kylesandy355@gmail.com

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Class AAAAAAA

SR Alea Spears – 5’6″ – (Mountain View to Brookwood)
JR Malia Grace – 6’2″ – (Brookwood to Grayson)
JR Jalyn Bell – 5’8″ – (Brookwood to Parkview)
SR Kennedy Powell – 5’10” – (St. Francis to Roswell)
SO Makala Torrence – 5’6″ – (South Gwinnett to Roswell)
SR Diamond Swift – 5’4” – (Newton to Rockdale County)

Class AAAAAA

SR Markiema Lancaster – 5’10” – (Johns Creek to Northview)
SR Meghan Schneller – 5’6” – (Christian Heritage to Dalton)
SR Kelsey Schneller – 5’6” – (Christian Heritage to Dalton)
SR Destiny Thomas – 6’3″ – (Tri-Cities to Forest Park)

Class AAAAA

Class AAAA

SO Logan Wiggins – 6’1″ – (North Forsyth to Chestatee)
JR Ansley Hall – 5’6″ – (Prince Avenue Christian to North Oconee)
SR Paris Mullins – 6’3″ – (Westlake to Henry County)

Class AAA

SR Maddie Thomas – 5’11” – (Banks County to Cherokee Bluff)
JR Madi Phillips – 6’1″ – (White County to Cherokee Bluff)
SR Brooklynn Talton – 5’7″ – (Westside-Macon to Central-Macon)
JR Antalazia Baker – 5’9″ – (Woodville-Tompkins to Johnson-Savannah)

Class AA

JR Heather Vaughan – 5’5″ – (Habersham Central to Banks County)
SO Atta Diop – 6’2″ – (SACA to KIPP Atlanta)
SR Jakiyah Parker – 5’8″ – (Richmond Academy to Josey)
JR Amani Jones – 5’6″ – (Cross Creek to Josey)

Class A

SR India Bellamy – 6’1” – (Dutchtown to ELCA)
SO Keslynn Oxendine – 5’7″ – (Woodland-Stockbridge to ELCA)
JR Taylor Greene – 5’7″ – (Taylor County to Marion County)
SO Ali Rumpel – 6’0″ – (Starr’s Mill to Athens Academy)
JR Alanni Brown – 5’9″ – (North Gwinnett to Wesleyan)
JR Savannah Samuel – 6’1″ – (River Ridge to St. Francis)
JR Eliza Snyder – 5’10” – (St. Francis to Lakeview Academy)
SR Jazmin Grayson – 5’7″ – (Oak Grove, MS to Woodville-Tompkins)

Out-of-GHSA

JR Kemia Ward – 6’1 – (McEachern to Holy Spirit Prep)

Class 7A

Alea Spears brings help at the guard position for Brookwood, coming in from Mountain View where she was a Region 6-AAAAAAA Second Team selection. The 5-foot-6 ball handler averaged 10.6 points, 3.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game.

6-foot-2 junior Malia Grace transfers from Brookwood to Grayson.  Grace is an imposing figure inside with a physical frame. She averaged 9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game with the Broncos.

2020 5-foot-8 point guard Jalyn Bell departs Brookwood for bitter rival Parkview. Bell, an athletic defensive specialist, will look to provide ball handler and some scoring in the backcourt for a Parkview team with a young and talented front court. As a sophomore, Bell averaged 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

Class 6A

The addition of Second Team All-Region selection Markiema Lancaster from Johns Creek to reigning Region 7 champion and back-to-back state semifinalist Northview gives the Titans one of the best starting fives on paper in the classification. At 5-foot-10, Lancaster brings a much needed extra ball handler to the roster. A versatile piece with the length and quickness reminiscent to that of former Northview star and current Mercer Bear Shannon Titus, Lancaster can ignite her own fast breaks off the glass and will chip in defensively. Lancaster needs to keep her head up while dribbling. She can tend to have her eyes down when pushing the ball up the court, but once her focus is in front, she has a nice passing touch.

Class 5A

Class 4A

All-State point guard Ansley Hall heads to North Oconee after leading Prince Avenue to their best season in school history. The stat sheet stuffer provides the Titans with a dynamic ball handler that makes her teammates better.

Class 3A

New program Cherokee Bluff will look to build a tradition with the help of Maddie Thomas, a big time winner while at Banks County where she was an All-Region Honorable Mention selection. Thomas will provide outside shooting and length on defense for the Bears.

Brooklynn Talton makes the move from Westside to Central-Macon for her senior season. With the Seminoles, Talton was a rebounding machine, pulling down 11.6 per game. She also added 5.9 points and 2.4 steals per contest.

Class 2A

Heather Vaughan leaves Habersham Central for Banks County after averaging 15 points per game as a sophomore. The 5-foot-5 guard was Region 8-AAAAAA Honorable Mention. She also made the All-Region Tournament Team. She will provide shooting and ball handling for a Banks County team coming off a 25-win season.

Class 1A

India Bellamy returns to ELCA after spending a year at Dutchtown where she earned Class 5A All-State Second Team Honors after averaging 14.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3 steals per game. She now joins forces with international sensation Weronika Hipp, who averaged over 24 points per game as a freshman. The duo should become one of the best inside-out punches in the state and instantly boost ELCA into becoming a legit Final Four contender.

Taylor Greene provides some much needed outside shooting to Marion County. Greene should see good looks throughout the season as defenses key in on stopping the Eagles’ dominant post play.

Sophomore Ali Rumpel will provide a physical low block presence that can score around the rim and protect the paint at Athens Academy. Rumpel, 6-foot, was named Region 3-AAAAA Freshman of the Year at Starr’s Mill after averaging 10.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. She will pair up with fellow 2021 forward 5-foot-10 Rose Bone to form a strong, talented, bruising frontcourt.

Wesleyan’s annual reload starts with Alanni Brown of North Gwinnett. Brown, 5-foot-9, was a Region 6-AAAAAAA Honorable Mention selection her sophomore season after averaging 12 points per game.

After breaking out as a Class AAAAAA All-State star at her home school River Ridge, the well traveled 6-foot-1 junior Savannah Samuel bounces to her third school in three years joining St. Francis. Samuel averaged 20.1 points and 5.7 rebounds as a versatile inside-out wing. Samuel picked up a Virginia Tech offer in July but to keep her recruitment momentum she will now have to fit into a much different role at St. Francis.

Out-of-GHSA

The transfer market bites McEachern for once as 6-foot-1 post Kemia Ward transfers to Holy Spirit Prep. Ward will head to the GISA with freshman sister Kaela. Kemia reclasses to 2020 after seeing her season end short with an injury. Ward is a physical and athletic rim protector which will be sorely missed at McEachern.

2017-18 GHSA Girls Basketball Transfer List

Notable transfers across the GHSA girls circuit. If you know of anymore, please message me @KyleSandy355 on Twitter, leave a comment on the site or email me at Kylesandy355@gmail.com.

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Class AAAAAAA

SR Shekinah Howard – 6’0″ – (Hapeville Charter to Westlake)
SR Simone Lett – 6’1″ – (Pebblebrook to Westlake)
SR Yazz Wazeerud-din – 6’0″ – (Pope to Wheeler)
SR Laren VanArsdale – 5’3″ – (Whitefield Academy to Hillgrove)
SO Logan VanArsdale – 5’0″ – (Whitefield Academy to Hillgrove)
SR Catherine Shope – 5’7″ – (The King’s Academy to North Forsyth)
SO Victoria Dames – 6’0″ – (Brookwood to Grayson)
JR Diamond Swift – 5’5″ – (Rockdale to Newton)
SR Tamia Francis – 5’11” – (Providence Christian Academy to South Gwinnett)

Class AAAAAA

SO Jade Buchanan – 5’5″ – (Peachtree Ridge to Northview)
JR Melany Jackson – 5’10” – (Jefferson County to Grovetown)
JR Jameria Grant – 5’9″ – (Miller County to Northview)

Class AAAAA

SR Sierra Sieracki – 5’10” – (Cambridge to Buford)
JR Alerriya Butler – 5’4″ – (Athens Christian to Loganville)
JR India Bellamy – 6’1″ – (ELCA to Dutchtown)
SR Asha McKinley – 5’8″ – (Westlake to Carrollton)

Class AAAA

JR Janiyah Jones – 5’8″ – (Whitewater to Henry County)
SO Olivia Cochran – 6’1″ – (Hardaway to Carver-Columbus)
JR Kianni Westbrook – 6’1″ (Cross Creek to Burke County)

Class AAA

JR Miranda Powell – (Athens Christian to Morgan County)
SR NaTeari Chaney – 5’9″ – (Savannah to Beach)

Class AA

Class A

JR Jordan Isaacs – 6’2″ – (North Paulding to St. Francis)
SO Chandler Davis – 5’6″ – (Alpharetta to St. Francis)
SO Kennedi Philson – 6’0″ – (Chattahoochee to St. Francis)

 

Class AAAAAAA

Westlake picks up a pair of All-State Second Teamers in Shekinah Howard and Simone Lett. Howard comes in from Hapeville Charter where her play as a versatile wing garnered ACC interest. She averaged 15.7 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. Lett, a former Region 2 foe at Pebblebrook, averaged 15.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.8 blocks as a 6-foot-1 forward.  The twosome joins a now loaded Westlake roster which is ready to come of age after graduating just two seniors.  With Taylor Hosendove expected to return, the Lions will flaunt three All-State selections.

Wheeler combats Westlake’s moves with the addition of Yazz Wazeerud-din. The athletic 6-foot forward was a First Team All Region 7-AAAAAA pick while at Pope.

Sisters Laren and Logan VanArsdale transfer from Whitefield Academy to Hillgrove. Laren was a First Team All-Region selection while Logan was an Honorable Mention pick in the loaded Region 6A. Laren is a playmaker that will make her teammates better with her ability to create off the bounce.

Catherine Shope adds major fire power to the North Forsyth backcourt, a team which already returns all five starters. Shope was a GICAA All-State selection after pouring in 21.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 4.4 steals per game at The King’s Academy in Woodstock. She is a high-volume scorer that will have help in place at North Forsyth, easing her offensive burden.

Rockdale County’s leading scorer, Diamond Swift, transfers over to neighboring Newton to join Lexii Chatman in the backcourt. Swift averaged 11.8 points as a sophomore and now bolsters the Rams’ guard rotation.

South Gwinnett gets a scoring punch in the form of Providence Christian Academy transfer Tamia Francis. Francis averaged 14.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 3 steals and 3.4 blocks per game for the Storm.

Class AAAAAA

Melany Jackson provides a reloading Grovetown team with some toughness inside. At 5-foot-10 from Jefferson County, Jackson rebounds the ball well and can put it on the floor from 15-feet in to get to the hoop. She averaged 8.1 points as a sophomore.

Class AAAAA
Class AAAA

In an effort to make sure Auburn-commit Brooke Moore goes out with a bang her senior year at Henry County, junior Janiyah Jones has moved in to strengthen the backcourt and take some of the scoring burden off Moore. Jones averaged 11.3 points and 5.4 rebounds as a sophomore at Whitewater.

Hardaway’s rebuilding process takes a monumental hit as Class AAAA All-State Second Teamer Olivia Cochran transfers to Carver-Columbus after posting 17.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game as a 6-foot-1 freshman. She joins a Tiger team that finished as state runner-ups; their only weakness their lack of dominant size which Cochran more than makes up for now. Mariah Igus, Alycia Reese and Ja’nya Love-Hill will circle Cochran on the perimeter.

A part of Cross Creek’s twin tower success with Memphis-signee Alana Davis, Kianni Westbrook is ready to anchor her own team at Burke County. The 6-foot-1 lanky shot-blocker averaged 7.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2 blocks as a sophomore.

Class AAA

The rich get richer as reigning Class AAA state champion Beach sees Preseason All-Coastal Georgia honoree NaTeari Chaney transfer in from Savannah High. Chaney averaged 20.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game en route to being named an All-State Honorable Mention selection last season. Beach enters the season as a strong favorite to defend their title.

Class AA
Class A

With two All-Americans off to college, St. Francis lands Jordan Isaacs to pick up where they left off. The 6-foot-2 forward was an All-Region 3 First Team selection at North Paulding. She excels at rebounding and catches opponents off guard with her left-handed offensive arsenal.

Chandler Davis joins St. Francis after averaging over 11 points and 2 steals per game at Alpharetta as a freshman.