- Jan 20, 2011
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Still no news if Destiny Pitts has transferred to another team?
Yeah, I was the one pointing that out earlier. If you go back a couple pages, you can find my diatribe on that subject.Sorry, not to be a conspiracy theorist, because I know someone (in this thread?) was banging this drum.
But in reviewing the announcement from the NCAA about updating the transfer waiver guidelines ..... I did indeed see one of their highlighted criteria is with regards to disciplinary action on the previous team.
So it is plausible that while most other transfers could get waivers to be immediately eligible in 2020-21, those who did have discipline issues might be denied.
Gary Blair On Destiny Pitts…
“Destiny [Pitts] is going to offer us a lot. She is such a great three-point shooter and has proven that in her last two and a half years at Minnesota. This is a kid that has played multiple positions from the two to the four, depending on what technique or scheme they were running. At 5-10 her versatility is what is really going to help us because she gives us the flexibility to move people around. We fell in love with her when we were watching film on her, and then when she came here on her official visit she fit in with our kids like a glove.
Academically she is a great student, and will be an asset to our program when she graduates. She is also a next level player. I am sure when she is done at A&M that we will see her playing at the next level because of her scoring ability from the outside.”
Texas A&M Aggies
espnW HoopGurlz ranking: No. 62, Class of 2017
Pitts was a terrific player and a good scorer at the high school level. She could drive to the rim, finish at the line, handle the ball up the floor and hit the 3-pointer. She could have struggled with quickness at the college level, but instead she reformed her game and became one of the most sought-after transfers.
Pitts signed with Minnesota and was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2018. As a sophomore, she averaged 16.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. She left the program this past season and announced her transfer to Texas A&M.
She may not be the explosive player and acrobatic finisher that Chennedy Carter was for the Aggies, but Pitts is a proven scorer who can make an immediate impact in the SEC.
Former Big Ten standout Destiny Pitts received a transfer waiver from the NCAA and is eligible to play for Texas A&M this season, the school announced.
A two-time all-conference honoree at Minnesota and the former Big Ten freshman of the year, Pitts was one of the highest-profile transfers still awaiting word on eligibility for the 2020-21 season. The 5-foot-10 guard fills an immediate need for Texas A&M, which is moving on following All-American Chennedy Carter's departure after three seasons to enter the most recent WNBA draft.
"We are very happy to have Destiny eligible to play this season," Texas A&M coach Gary Blair said in a statement. "She is an extremely versatile player and is one of the best 3-point shooters in the entire country."
"It really means a great deal to me to be granted immediate eligibility this season, especially with everything I have been through during the entire transfer process," Pitts said in a statement. "I was ecstatic when I heard the news because I get to be a part of something bigger than myself here at Texas A&M. I am grateful and excited to be able to play this year with a special group of girls. I also have the opportunity to continue to develop as a player and person under such an experienced and well-rounded coaching staff. I get the chance to realistically compete for a national championship, and you couldn't want much more as a player than that."
Texas A&M will also have the services of former Notre Dame guard Jordan Nixon this season as they look to replace Carter. Nixon sat out last season as a transfer. The Aggies are also seeking waivers for recent transfers Zaay Green and Alexis Morris from Tennessee and Rutgers, respectively.