Ignatius L Hoops
- Sep 9, 2015
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Once again the Hawkeyes deserve their own season thread.
Lauren Betts transfer creates fascinating possibilities in women's basketball
Betts played high school ball in Colorado. @BuffaloesWire is aware. Imagine if @HawkeyesWire gets Betts with Caitlin Clark!
The transfer of Lauren Betts, a former No. 1 recruit, out of Stanford is a huge development in women’s college basketball. Former No. 1 recruits don’t transfer a lot in women’s hoops, especially not after only one season at an elite program such as Stanford.
Now that this has happened, however, other top programs are going to climb all over each other to get the 6-7 center with considerable upside. Betts could be the difference between the Final Four and the Sweet 16 — or between the Elite Eight and the national title — for a number of programs.
Betts played high school basketball in Colorado, so the Buffaloes could reasonably be viewed as a team which has a chance of landing Betts in the portal. Multiple CU players have already chosen to transfer, opening up roster spots for Betts and others if they want to move to Boulder.
Here’s a piece of background detail which points to the possibility of Betts going to Iowa to join Caitlin Clark:
If Betts does go to Iowa City, the Hawkeyes would join South Carolina and UConn as the main national championship contenders for 2024. There is a lot to keep track of here, and USC is definitely going to be interested in seeing how all of this plays out