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Utah women’s basketball has three players hit NCAA Transfer Portal, adds Tennessee-Martin transfer Dasia Young

Niyah Becker and Lola Pendande both played in all 21 games for the Utes last season

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes guard Niyah Becker (14) takes the ball to the hoop, as Stanford Cardinal guard Kiana Williams (23) defends, in PAC-12 basketball action between the Utah Utes and the Stanford Cardinals at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Friday, February 14, 2020.

There has been movement on the University of Utah women’s basketball roster since the season ended.

On March 12, junior wing Niyah Becker and 6-foot-4 sophomore forward Lola Pendande entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, a source with access to the portal told The Salt Lake Tribune. A week later, senior forward Ola Makurat joined Becker and Pendande on the open market.

On the same day that Makurat opted for the transfer portal, Utah announced the addition of 5-foot-11 transfer Dasia Young from Tennessee-Martin. In 56 career games for the Ohio Valley Conference school, Yong averaged 9.1 points per game. As a sophomore last season, Young averaged 12.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists, earning All-OVC first-team honors.

The Utes finished last season 5-16, falling to Washington State in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament on March 3.

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