Freshman guard Avery Van Sickle entered the NCAA Transfer Portal and is leaving the Washington Women’s Basketball program effective immediately, a source close to the family confirmed with UDUBWBB.com today.
The highly regarded Colorado recruit was included in the ESPN Top 100 recruiting rankings for 2021 prospects — 4-star rating and ranked 85th overall.
Yet, new Huskies coach Tina Langley chose not to play Van Sickle during Washington’s first six games of the season — not a single minute — as the Dawgs posted a 3-3 record in nonconference play.
As a combo guard with exceptional three-point range, Van Sickle was expected to add some offensive firepower to the Huskies program.
However, the transfer of ex-Rice sophomore guard Lauren Schwartz to UW (with a similar playing style) made it a daunting challenge to earn playing time, much less ever push for a starting job, given the pre-existing relationship and track record between Langley and Schwartz.
According to our source, Avery Van Sickle has already had multiple schools contact her in pursuit of her basketball services.
We wish Avery Van Sickle all the best as she moves on to new endeavors.