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Apr 29, 2024

Former Five-Star Recruit Transfers to Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s basketball program and head coach Shawn Poppie announced the signing of graduate transfer student-athlete Anya Poole on Monday morning.

Poole, a 6’2” forward from Raleigh, N.C. who has one year of eligibility remaining, joins the Tigers after spending the previous four seasons with the North Carolina Tar Heels. During her time in Chapel Hill, Poole started 74 games and saw action in 116. In the 2021-22 season, Poole started every game for the Heels, averaged 7.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while shooting 57% from the floor, and UNC advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.

The talented post player joins the Tigers with an abundance of postseason experience. In her four years with North Carolina, Poole was a starter and contributor on three different teams that made the NCAA tournament and won a combined four games.

Over the course of her career, Poole is averaging five points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

In her prep years at Southeast Raleigh High School, Poole was a star. She was a five-star recruit and was the 49th-ranked overall recruit – 12th in her position – by ESPNW, and she was a 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game nominee. Poole was named the HighSchoolOT North Carolina Player of the Year and received First Team All-State honors as a senior.

Poole is the most recent addition to an exciting transfer class that also includes Summah Evans, Tessa Miller, Hannah Kohn, Loyal McQueen, and Addie Porter. Clemson’s 2024-25 roster is now up to 13 players.


I’m extremely excited to announce the addition of Anya Poole to our Clemson family. Anya will fill a big void in our front court. As we identified a need at that position, we looked for experience at this level, a physical presence, and someone with the ability to be versatile. Anya checked all of our boxes and finished the last check as being our type of kid. I initially recruited Anya and her family during the high school process and our relationship picked right back up throughout this process. Anya will represent our program in a great way on and off the court while I know she looks forward to getting involved with our ClemsonLIFE program.

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