Louisville basketball standout Hailey Van Lith has transferred to Louisiana State University (LSU), which is the defending champion of the Women’s NCAA tournament. Van Lith was one of the top recruits in the nation in 2020 and made an immediate impact at Louisville as a freshman. However, after a coaching change, she decided to transfer to LSU. Van Lith was excited about the opportunity to play for a winning program and compete for a national championship.
Van Lith had an impressive freshman season at Louisville, averaging 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. She was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team and the All-ACC Second Team. Her decision to transfer was a surprise to many, as she had a strong connection with the Louisville community.
LSU is looking to repeat as champions after winning the title in 2021. Van Lith’s addition will add depth and talent to the LSU roster, and she will have the opportunity to play alongside some of the best players in the country. Van Lith will have to sit out the 2022-2023 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but she will be eligible to play for LSU in the 2023-2024 season.
Overall, Van Lith’s decision to transfer to LSU is a significant move for both her and the LSU program. It shows that LSU is continuing to build a winning program and that Van Lith is committed to playing for a team that can compete at the highest level.