Virginia Tech WBB All-American Georgia Amoore enters transfer portal

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Keep an eye on this one, Big Blue Nation…

According to Talia Goodman of TheNextHoops, Virginia Tech women’s basketball point guard Georgia Amoore has entered her name into the transfer portal. This news comes a few days after Amoore announced on social media that she would not return to the Hokies, but did not specify if she would enter the portal or head off to the WNBA.

Amoore was a Third Team All-American during the 2023-24 season under former head coach Kenny Brooks, who was introduced as the new head coach of Kentucky women’s basketball last week. A reunion between the two at UK is on the table.

A native of Australia, Amoore will go down as an all-time great during her four seasons at Virginia Tech. She ranks third in games started (121), third in points scored (1,853), second in three-pointers (293), and first in assists (656). Clocking in at 5-foot-6, Amoore is a two-time First Team All-ACC performer and was tabbed to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2021.

As a senior in 2023-24, Amoore averaged 18.8 points, 6.8 assists, and 2.6 rebounds in 34.9 minutes per outing. She started all 32 games she appeared in, shooting 41.2 percent from the floor, 33.5 percent from deep, and 85.9 percent from the line. Throughout her time in Blacksburg, Amoore started 124 out of 126 games she played.

It’s not yet known if Kentucky and new head coach Kenny Brooks will go after Amoore in the portal, but the connections are too much to ignore. Additionally, Monday was the final day for college players to put their names into the 2024 WNBA Draft pool.

If Amoore is considering one more year of college, you’d have to think Lexington (under the only college head coach she’s ever known) is on the list of possible destinations. ESPN’s Holly Rowe posted shortly after news broke of Amoore’s transfer that she “would be shocked” if Kentucky is not the final landing spot.

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