Advertise with usContact UsRTI Team

Mimi Collins Announces Transfer Destination

(Photo via Joy Kimbrough/The Daily Times via AP)

A week and a half ago, rising sophomore Mimi Collins put her name in the NCAA transfer portal. Now, she’s officially decided where she’ll be finishing out her college basketball career.

According to her Instagram account, Collins is transferring to Big Ten powerhouse Maryland. Collins spent just one season with the Lady Vols and will likely have to sit out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules.


View this post on Instagram


I’m home baby ?❤️

A post shared by tennessee women’s basketball ? (@mimi.collins23) on

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.

Collins isn’t the only Lady Vol player to transfer off the roster this offseason. Evina Westbrook will also not be returning to Tennessee next season, and she announced almost a week and a half ago that she would be transferring to UConn.

With Collins’ departure and Westbrook’s decision to transfer as well, the Lady Vols return just seven players from last year’s team.

New Lady Vols head coach Kellie Harper has already filled most of the vacant spots on Tennessee’s roster, however.

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.

Last week, Tennessee welcomed in JUCO product and Knoxville native Jaiden McCoy as part of their 2019 class as well, giving Harper five new additions to the roster for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

Maryland has made the NCAA Tournament in women’s basketball for 15-straight seasons, and the Terrapins have made it to three Final Fours and won a national title (2006) in that span. They’ve won at least a share of a regular season title (ACC and Big Ten) five of the last 11 years and have won a conference tournament (ACC and Big Ten) title five times in the last 11 seasons.

Similar Articles


2 Responses

  1. Such a shame for getting a nobody coach instead of getting a name coach for the storied program.Fulmer didnt want to spend the money

  2. Terps are no longer in the ACC, but now in the Big 10. Still miss them playing UNC and the Dukies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tweet Us