Women of Troy Add Two Transfers For 2013-14|
Aug. 9, 2013
The USC women's basketball roster just got two players stronger for the fast-approaching 2013-14 season, with the addition of transfers Kaneisha Horn and Alexis Lloyd. Horn and Lloyd have both signed on to join the Trojans immediately for this first season under new head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke and her staff.
"We are excited about the latest additions to the USC women's basketball family," Cooper-Dyke said. "They are outstanding young women and exceptional student-athletes who will prove to be assets both on and off the court."
Horn comes to Troy after playing two seasons at Alabama. The 6-1 forward was a 2010 McDonald's High School All-American out of Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Ala., before joining the Crimson Tide program. As a freshman, she started 27 games and averaged 8.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. She earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors and was also named to the Junkanoo Jam All-Star Team in that 2010-11 season. She would redshirt the next season following a knee injury, but returned to action in 2012-13 as she made 28 starts and played in all 31 games for Alabama. She'd tally four double-doubles that season and finished the year averaging 8.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
"With the potential of being eligible to play immediately, Kaneisha will provide added depth to both the forward and wing positions," Cooper-Dyke said of Horn. "At 6-1, her biggest asset on the court is her versatility and ability to play multiple positions. She has a knack for both scoring and rebounding the basketball, which will allow us to do an array of things on both ends of the court."
Lloyd enters USC as a sophomore with one season at Virginia Tech under her belt. The 5-9 guard hails from Whitney Young High School in Chicago, Ill., where she was a top-100 recruit in 2012. As a freshman with the Hokies, Lloyd played in 28 games and started one, averaging 3.0 points and 1.4 rebounds per game with 14 threes hit in 2012-13. Lloyd will sit out the 2013-14 season, but will have three seasons of eligibility to play with the Trojans once active in 2014-15.
"Alexis comes from a winning pedigree," Cooper-Dyke said of Lloyd. "Both her club and high school programs are proven winners, and she played a big part in the success of each program. At 5-10, she will add size to the guard position while providing toughness, athleticism and a defensive presence to our perimeter."