Jenna Staiti To Georgia, Other Transfer Center Thoughts
by dillon77 (2017-05-08 08:26:13)
Edited on 2017-05-08 11:24:52

In reply to: Tori McCoy to Marquette, per Raoul *  posted by RISteve

Jenna Staiti, who spent a year at Maryland, has opted to play at University of Georgia, which is pretty much the hometown school for the Georgia native. The 6'5" center did take a trip to Arkansas the same weekend as Destiny Slocum, her fellow Maryland transfer. Slocum, of course, also chose to transfer closer to home, committing to Oregon State University.

Staiti will be available to the Bulldogs in Fall 2018 after sitting out a year. That's also the incoming time for Prime Class of 2018 Olivia Nelson-Ododa, another very talented Georgia post. Wonder if Staiti's commitment will have any effect on Nelson-Ododa's college decision? Granted, Georgia is merely one of N-O's current list of 12, but having a Georgia Player of the Year(Staiti was in 2015-16) waiting on campus at your position could be pause. On the other hand, confident players might not care.....

With Baylor transfer Beatrice Mompremier looking like she's focusing on staying close to south Florida home as well (Miami and Florida State are visits she's made), it looks like the only transfer center still in play for the Irish -- that we know of -- is Jessica Shepard of Nebraska. On the positive side, her skill set plays out well within the Irish offensive patterns. On the ehhhh side, it's been awhile since she visited and absence usually does not make the heart grow fonder in the transfer market. I'm not familiar with any other campus visits for her beyond ND and South Carolina. As FA has mentioned, maybe both parties are waiting until after finals and seeing how her academics fit. Hopefully, we'll see soon.