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Ashley Owusu headlines players left in NCAA transfer portal

Ashley Owusu is one of the top players in the portal. (G Fiume/Getty Images)

The commitments of Hailey Van Lith and Aneesah Morrow to “superteam” LSU took two of the transfer portal’s top stars are off the market.

Who is left in the portal? Just Women’s Sports takes a look.

Ashley Owusu, Virginia Tech

One of the top players in the transfer portal last season, Ashley Owusu’s decision to re-enter the portal this offseason came as no surprise after she missed the second half of the season due to injury and then apparent personal differences with the team.

A former all-Big Ten player at Maryland, the 6-0 guard was named tournament MVP in 2020 and 2021, earning all-Big Ten honors in all three years that she played in  the conference. But she played minimal minutes at Virginia Tech, appearing in just 17 games and averaging 5.1 points in 15.1 minutes per game.

There has been no word on where the guard could go next, but she has one year of eligibility remaining and could provide a boost to any team if given the opportunity.

Aicha Coulibaly, Auburn

Aicha Coulibaly was a standout at Auburn in the 2022-23 season after being named to the All-SEC second team in 2022. She finished the year just off her career best, averaging 16.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Among her standout performances: Her 26 points and seven rebounds in an upset win over then-No. 4 Tennessee.

Rumors have the 6-0 guard heading to Texas A&M, but Coulibaly has yet to make her commitment known.

Diamond Johnson, NC State

Another star in the portal who has yet to announce her commitment, Diamond Johnson led NC State in scoring last season with 12.3 points per game. But she was limited to 22 games due to an ankle injury, and she also missed both the ACC and NCAA tournaments.

The sixth-ranked recruit in the class of 2020, the 5-5 guard played her freshman year at Rutgers, where she made the all-freshman team. She then transferred to NC State, where she was named the ACC Sixth Player of the Year in 2022 while helping the Wolfpack to the Elite Eight.