WVU Women's Basketball

Women's basketball adds two transfers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Former McDonald’s All-American forward De’Janae Boykin and point guard Bianca Cuevas-Moorewill join the West Virginia women’s basketball team, as announced by head coach Mike Carey on Wednesday.

After originally signing with UConn, Boykin comes to Morgantown from Penn State. She started 29 games for the Nittany Lions in 2017-18, averaging 7.6 rebounds per contest to lead the Nittany Lions. In addition to averaging 5.8 points per game, the Springdale, Maryland, native accrued 14 steals, 22 blocks and 48 assists on the year. She ranked fourth on the team in minutes per game at 29.4 and was third in blocked shots. The 6-foot-2 Boykin joined the Nittany Lions in the spring of 2016 and played the second half of the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

“De’Janae is a player we recruited out of high school, so we’re very familiar with her,” Carey said. “She is a player that will have an immediate impact on our team, especially at the three and the four. We look forward to having her on our roster.”

Cuevas-Moore comes to Morgantown from the University of South Carolina, where she was the starting point guard for the 2017 National Champion Gamecocks. The Bronx, New York, native set an NCAA Tournament record with 12 steals in six games to help the Gamecocks claim the national title.

“Bianca is an impact player,” Carey said. “She’s someone that we initially recruited, so we saw her play a lot in high school. I’m very excited for what she brings to our team at both the one and the two. We’ve made two great additions to our program today.”  

In 107 career games at South Carolina, the 5-foot-6 Cuevas-Moore tallied 737 points, 194 assists and 148 steals. She sat out the 2017-18 season.


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