Alabama women's basketball adds transfer players from Mississippi State, Texas Tech

James Fletcher
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama women's basketball coach Kristy Curry announced the addition of JaMya Mingo-Young and Khyla Wade-Warren to the Crimson Tide roster Tuesday.

The pair of high-major transfers will join the team for the 2021-22 season.

Mingo-Young is a 5-foot-8 guard who played previously at Mississippi State. She played in 51 games for the Bulldogs, including 12 starts, and averaged 5.6 points and 1.2 steals.

Mississippi State guard JaMya Mingo-Young (10) drives to the hoop against South Carolina guard Destanni Henderson (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

“JaMya is an explosive playmaker on both of ends of the floor. She brings a toughness and competitive spirit that we cannot wait to coach,” said Curry.

Mingo-Young will add depth to the backcourt as senior Jordan Lewis graduates.

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Wade-Warren is a 6-2 forward who averaged 2.8 points and 2 rebounds at Texas Tech. She played in 24 games during her one season with the Red Raiders and made two starts.

“Khyla adds size and versatility to our post position. Her ability to face up and play with her back to the basket will really be a nice addition to our inside game,” said Curry.

Wade-Warren will look to help fill the hole left in the front-court by the departures of Jasmine Walker and Ariyah Copeland.

Texas Tech's Khyla Wade-Warren (33) shoots the ball over Houston Baptist's Julija Vujakovic (15) during the game against Houston Baptist, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.