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Former UConn basketball player Saylor Poffenbarger commits to Arkansas


Former UConn women’s basketball guard Saylor Poggenbarger is transferring to Arkansas, with the news announced via Twitter on Friday.

Poggenbarger entered the transfer portal on Nov. 15 after graduating early from high school and enrolling at UConn last January. In her 12 games with the Huskies, Poggenbarger scored six points with four rebounds. The guard has not played with the team this season due to a shin injury.

The former UConn player’s mother, Amy Poggenbarger, previously spoke with the Frederick News-Post, telling the outlet that her daughter’s decision to transfer came down to the university as a whole, not just the basketball program.

“It’s been a conversation, and it’s not all basketball,” Amy Poffenbarger said. “The academic [side] wasn’t super-engaging, there wasn’t much to the campus life, and there wasn’t the ability to get out and meet a lot of people. Unfortunately that part of college life… that part wasn’t happening for her.”

Since she transferred midseason, Poffenbarger will have to wait to take the court with the Razorbacks until the 2022-2023 season. The No. 30 player in the class of 2021 will have four years of eligibility remaining when she starts her campaign with Arkansas.