The Lady Vols have already lost one player to transfer this offseason. Now, they’re set to lose another.
Rising sophomore Mimi Collins is transferring off the Lady Vols’ roster after just one season with the team as first reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel. Collins joins Evina Westbrook as players to transfer away from Tennessee this offseason.
Collins joined the Lady Vols as part of their 2018 signing class, and she was one of the top players in the recruiting cycle. The former McDonald’s All-American was a consensus top-50 overall player and participated in the 2018 USA Basketball U18 National Team Trials.
In her lone season with the Lady Vols, Collins played in 32 games and started the final four games of her freshman season. She averaged 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 50.8 percent from the floor in 14.5 minutes per game.
With Collins’ departure and Westbrook’s decision to transfer as well, the Lady Vols return just seven players from last year’s team.
New head coach Kellie Harper has already brought in new players to the roster, and she’ll now have another spot to fill for the upcoming season if she so chooses. Harper retained Tennessee’s fall signees in five-star guard Jordan Horston, four-star center Tamari Key, and forward/center Emily Saunders. She then helped sign UT commit and Australian guard Jessie Rennie for the spring signing period.
The Lady Vols will also welcome back Australian forward Lou Brown for next season after she missed the entire 2018-19 season with a torn ACL.
Collins’ transfer destination has not been announced yet. We will update as more information becomes available.