Utah women’s basketball team brings in three transfers

Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune Utah women's basketball head coach Lynne Roberts watches during second half play as Utah beat Fort Lewis 77-69, Friday, November 6, 2015.

The Utah women’s basketball program has announced the addition of three transfers to he roster for the 2018-19 season.

They’ll join the four-player recruiting class signed in November.

Guard/wing Sarah Porter is a graduate transfer from UC Santa Barbara and will be eligible to play next season. Forward Ola Makurat (Liberty University) and guard Julia Brosseau (University of Maine) will have to sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

“I love who we are bringing in,” Utes coach Lynne Roberts said in a release. “The landscape is changing here. We have had three really solid years, and now it is time for us to pivot to being great and this group is going to help us achieve that.”

Porter, a 5-foot-10 resident of San Diego, Calif., began her collegiate career at Ole Miss. She transferred to UC Santa Barbara and sat out the 2015-16 season. This past season, she ranked third on UC Santa Barbara in scoring and averaged 9.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. She finished the 2016-17 season having shot 41 percent from behind the 3-point line.

Brosseau, a 5-foot-9 native of Repentigny, Canada, started 27 games and averaged 11.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore for a Maine team that went to the NCAA Tournament this past season.

Makurat, a 6-foot-3 native of Warsaw, Poland, averaged 7.1 points and 4.3 rebounds as a sophomore for a Liberty team that won the Big South title and appeared in the NCAA Tournament. She was an Big South All-Freshman selection in 2016-17.