Gaulden joins Doumbia in Hogs entering NCAA’s transfer portal

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While the world of college sports has ground to a halt with the national health emergency, the mysterious NCAA transfer portal is still spinning and Arkansas’ A’Tyanna Gaulden has put her name into it.

This has been previously reported at multiple media outlets, including on Thursday.

It will be the third school for Gaulden, who transferred from Florida State, sat a year and has been a key role player for Mike Neighbors coming off the bench behind Malika Monk last year, then Makayla Daniels this past season.

The Razorbacks’ Rokia Doumbia had previously entered the portal, which Neighbors confirmed earlier in the month.

Gaulden led the Hogs this past season with 100 assists despite never starting and averaging 16.8 minutes per game, 6.9 points, with a 17-point effort at Florida.

Doumbia was an ESPN four-star prospect coming out of the IMG Academy in Florida in 2018, but didn’t play much as a freshman. From Mali in West Africa, the 5-foot-9 guard averaged 3.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 16.3 minutes as a sophomore this season.

Neighbors has already signed Elauna Eaton, Rylee Langerman and Destinee McGhee in this year’s signing class and now four spots are open on the roster with seniors Alexis Tolefree and Kiara Williams leaving.

That is, of course, pending official NCAA notification of granting extra eligibility due to the coronavirus situation knocking out NCAA tournaments and other events affecting college basketball.