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Former 4-star Mya Petticord transfers to Rutgers



Dec 29, 2022; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks forward Chloe Kitts (21) drives around Texas A&M Aggies guard Mya Petticord (1) in the second half at Colonial Life Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers women’s basketball added a key piece through the transfer portal on Thursday night as Texas A&M transfer Mya Petticord announced she was joining the program.

Petticord is a former 4-star recruit who was ranked the No. 81 prospect nationally in the 2022 class by ESPN. The point guard from Ypsilanti, Michigan has three years of eligibility remaining. She starred for Arbor Prep, leading them to the 2022 Division III State Title. Petticord was named the Michigan Associated Press Division III Player of the Year and averaged 22.9 points per game her senior season. She is Arbor Prep’s all-time leading scorer with 1,709 points.

During her freshman season at Texas A&M, Petticord averaged 2.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 21 games played. Her best performance was a 10 point, 5 rebound, 3 assist effort in a 57-49 win over SMU. She also had 7 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in a loss to No. 1 South Carolina. However, Petticord played less minutes as the season progressed under first year head coach Joni Taylor. She ultimately decided to enter the transfer portal.

This is a great pickup for Rutgers head coach Coquese Washington and the coaching staff. Finding a talented point guard with the bulk of her college career remaining in Petticord is a major development for the program. They previously added former 5-star and McDonald’s All-American Destiny Adams this offseason. Adding both to a nucleus that includes All-Big Ten Freshman and Second Team All-Big Ten selection Kaylene Smikle as well as All-Big Ten Honorable Mention Chyna Cornwell is promising. Smikle led Rutgers in scoring and averaged 19.5 points in Big Ten play. Cornwell averaged 9.5 points and led RU with 8.6 rebounds. Adams and Petticord will have the opportunity to play big roles next season and beyond.

There are several scholarships still open for next season, so stay tuned as Washington continues to rebuild the program.

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