Dominique McBryde is the 2nd transfer this off-season for Purdue Women’s Basketball. The 6’2” sophomore forward showed promise this past season, averaging 7 points per game and 5 rebounds per game. Losing solid rebounders in women’s basketball hurts big time, as it can be hard to find replacements. McBryde showed promise of being a pretty good glass cleaner.
The other transfer this off-season in Bree Horrocks. She had season ending surgery on her knee last year after getting hurt. She is a 6’5” center. She never really played all that much, but that is a big body to lose. Like I previously said, losing big bodied rebounders is hard to replace. She is headed to Vanderbilt to play under former Purdue player and now head coach, Stephanie White.
I'm so excited to announce that I will be finishing my two years of college basketball and getting my master's from Vanderbilt University! pic.twitter.com/0zkKXZs4Ag— Bree Horrocks (@brianahorrocks) May 3, 2017
Since Coach Versyp has been at the helm of the women’s basketball team, we have had 13 transfer out of the program and only 3 transfer in. That is not an indication of how she is as a coach, as women’s basketball tend to have a ton of transfers every single year.
Coach Versyp did get a nice late addition to the 2017 class, Karissa McLaughlin, who was the Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Indiana Miss Basketball for 2017. I am not sure how they stood with scholarships with this incoming class and the late addition of Karissa, so maybe transfers were requested from Coach Versyp.