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WBB: UGA Adds UConn Transfer

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Mikayla Coombs, a 2017 McDonald’s All-American and the state of Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year, will transfer from the University of Connecticut and join the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball program, head coach Joni Taylor announced. 

Coombs played two seasons at UConn and will have two years of eligibility remaining at Georgia. 

The 5-foot-10 guard joins an already talented incoming class that includes five-star point guard Chloe Chapman (Mitchellville, Md.), five-star forward Javyn Nicholson (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and four-star forward Jordan Isaacs (Alpharetta, Ga.). Before Coombs’ signing, the Lady Bulldogs’ 2019 class was ranked No. 14 nationally according to espnW. 

“Mikayla is the complete package,” Taylor said. “Her accolades speak for themselves, but what I am most excited about is that she is a high-character young lady who is coming back home to play for her state. We pride ourselves in that, and I am so glad she made the decision to join our program. Mikayla’s athleticism is off the charts, and she is an explosive play-maker. She is someone Lady Bulldog fans will enjoy watching over the next few years.” 

The Wesleyan School product (Buford, Ga.) brings a long list of accomplishments to the Lady Bulldog basketball program. She was tabbed to the 2017 Naismith and WBCA All-America Teams and was the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Gwinnett Daily Post Player of the Year. During her prep career, she amassed 1,338 points, 642 rebounds, 93 blocked shots and 318 assists and averaged over 16 points per game during her senior campaign. 

Coombs also participated in the 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team Trials and the 2016 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship trials. 

She appeared in 31 games last season at UCONN, earning double-digit minutes in 21 contests. She averaged the second-most minutes off the bench with 11.5 per game. 

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