Six transferring from USC; assistant coach leaves

Minyon Moore averaged 14.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6 assists per game as a junior. Photo courtesy of USC Athletics.
Minyon Moore averaged 14.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6 assists per game as a junior, and she has started for the Trojans for three years. Photo courtesy of USC Athletics.

Six University of Southern California players have entered the NCAA transfer portal this spring, and one assistant coach has left to take a new job.

Freshman forward Jillian Archer, redshirt senior forward Marguerite Effa, redshirt sophomore forward Asiah Jones, redshirt junior forward Danijela Milisic, junior guard Minyon Moore and junior forward Ja’Tavia Tapley will leave the program, a school spokesperson confirmed. Effa, who sat out with an injury this past year, announced her transfer to Nevada last week.

Assistant coach Blanche Alverson, who came from New Mexico State with head coach Mark Trakh in 2017, has taken an assistant coaching job at Georgia Tech, which recently hired Nell Fortner as their new head coach. Alverson played for Fortner at Auburn.

With the graduation of two seniors, the transfer departures leave the Trojans with five players on the roster – only one of whom is a starter. The loss of Moore, in particular, is significant, as she was the team rebounds and assists leader this past season, and was the second-best scorer, averaging 14.8 points per game.

USC brings in six true freshman in the fall.

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