Virginia women's basketball guard Alexia Smith, a graduate transfer, has entered the transfer portal, marking the second such move for the team this offseason.

By the Numbers
  • Smith started 13 of 29 games in the 2022-2023 season.
  • In that season, she played 22.9 minutes per game, averaging 5.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.2 steals.
  • In the most recent season, Smith's playing time decreased to 18.3 minutes per game, with averages of 4.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 0.7 steals.
Yes, But

The team is set to return a crowded group of quality guards next season, which likely contributed to Smith's transfer decision.

State of Play
  • Virginia faces a significant roster need for the front court, with only three forwards expected to return.
  • Coach Mox and the team are expected to seek multiple additions from the transfer portal to bolster the front court.
What's Next

Keep an eye on the roster movement for the Virginia women's basketball program, particularly regarding potential additions to the front court from the transfer portal.

Bottom Line

Smith's entry into the transfer portal reflects the team's changing dynamics and the ongoing need to address roster gaps, particularly in the front court, as they navigate the transfer market for potential additions.