The Florida State women’s basketball team is stockpiling transfer talent for the future.
Sara Bejedi (Arizona State) and Erin Howard (Auburn) announced on Twitter the last two days that they were transferring to FSU.
The NCAA is expected to vote on a transfer rule, possibly in April, that would allow women’s basketball players to have a one-time transfer to another school without sitting on the sideline for a season. If the transfer rule is approved, Bejedi and Howard would be eligible to play in 2020-21.
Howard averaged 7.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, starting 17 of 29 games for Auburn last season. The 6-foot-1 Howard shot 39 percent from the floor and is versatile enough to be a guard or forward.
Bejedi averaged 3.5 points, playing in 31 games last season at Arizona State. The 5-foot-7 Bejedi is a point guard and a native of Finland who has experience playing international basketball.
FSU is looking to restock the roster after losing three seniors – Kiah Gillespie, Nicki Ekhomu and Nausia Woolfolk. The Seminoles lose a significant amount of scoring off the 2019-20 roster but can build around Morgan Jones, Kourtney Weber, River Baldwin and Sammie Puisis as well as South Carolina transfer Bianca Jackson, who had to sit out last season. Guard Izabella Nicoletti is also coming back after missing two seasons after knee surgery.
The transfers have not been officially announced but Howard and Bejedi are expected to sign their paperwork when the early signing period begins on April 15.