Washington Huskies freshman wing, Olivia Pollerd, has confirmed with UDUBWBB.com that she entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on Thursday, March 3rd.
When she decommitted from Duke to sign with ex-Huskies head coach Jody Wynn’s #17-ranked recruiting class of 2021, Pollerd was ranked #22 among all international prospects in her age group by the 2021 Global Rankings of Worldwide Hoops/Premier Basketball.
The 6’3″ Aussie wing played on Australia’s 2019 FIBA Under 17 team at the Oceania Championships — where she averaged a team-high 23.4 minutes per game, and was second in scoring at 13.2 points on 61.7% shooting.
After building an international reputation as a long distance sharpshooter, Pollerd was miscast as a high post player for the Huskies (in the small amount of playing time that she received).
Despite her three-point shooting prowess, Pollerd had zero three-point attempts in her 35 minutes of playing time for UW this season (including, her scant 12 minutes of PAC-12 play).