Former Louisville Cardinals junior guard Hailey Van Lith has announced that she has transferred to the LSU Tigers for next season. The defending National Champions have now added one of college basketball’s best players for the 2023-24 college basketball season in the hopes of going back-to-back in the NCAA Tournament. Van Lith is not eligible to declare for the WNBA until the 2024 WNBA Draft, but does have two years of college eligibility left as well. She is expected to be a top-five pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft if she decides to declare after next season.
— HVL (@haileyvanlith) April 27, 2023
This past season as a junior for the Louisville Cardinals, Hailey Van Lith averaged 19.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. She paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 41.1 percent and a three-point percentage of 29.3 percent. This addition is a major one in women’s college basketball and boots the likelihood of the LSU Tigers being the preseason number one team entering the 2023-24 college basketball season. Last season Van Lith was one of he best players in college basketball and joining the National Champions is a huge move. She was linked to the team fairly quickly after entering the portal and committed shortly after he visit.