Lance White and the Pitt women’s basketball program picked up a transfer on Wednesday night, as Destiny Strother, a 5’9” guard who played at Marquette last season, announced that she would be continuing her athletic and academic career at Pitt. Strother will have three seasons of eligibility remaining and could be eligible to play this coming season if the NCAA approves the one-time transfer rule.
“I would like to first thank God for every opportunity presented to me,” Strother wrote on Twitter. “I would also like to thank the Marquette coaching staff and student body for welcoming me to the Golden Eagle family out of high school. As for my former teammates at Marquette, they will always hold a special place in my heart. After much reflection, I have decided to complete my studies and athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh.”
The Flint, Michigan, native is a former four-star recruit who is known for her ability as a shooter. She saw limited action during her time at Marquette, as she played in 17 games for the Golden Eagles and averaged just 2.7 minutes per contest. However, she fulfilled her role in her minimal time on the court, as she made four of her nine three-point shots for a 44.4 shooting percentage from long range.
Prior to her stint in Milwaukee, Strother enjoyed an illustrious career at Carmen-Ainsworth High School, where she earned three all-state selections, three all-conference selections and MVP honors in the Saginaw Valley League.
At Pitt, Strother should add some stability to the team’s often unreliable perimeter play, as Marquette head coach Carolyn Kieger described her as a “knock-down lefty shooter," according to John Dodds of Marquette Hoops. She should also complement Pitt’s other additions since White’s hiring in 2018, such as leading scorer Dayshanette Harris, former JUCO All-American Gabbie Green and frontcourt star Rita Igbokwe.