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By Ella Mitchell, Contributing News Editor • June 14, 2024

Women’s basketball adds Lafayette transfer Andrews

Jordyn Bailer
Graduate transfer Makayla Andrews announces her transfer to GW for the 2024-25 season.

Women’s basketball landed Lafayette transfer senior guard Makayla Andrews, according to an announcement Andrews made on X on Saturday.

The former Leopards guard averaged 13.2 points per game this season on 42 percent from the field, along with 1.4 assists and 5.2 rebounds. Andrews’ transfer to GW for her graduate year comes after four seasons at Lafayette.

Andrews marks the sixth offseason addition to Head Coach Caroline McCombs’ roster. The Revs’ bench boss has already added incoming freshmen Gabby Reynolds, Morgan Matthews and Kyraha Parnell, as well as transfer additions Filipa Calisto and Maéva Fotsa. 

Lafayette finished 5-13 in Patriot League play, going 10-20 overall on the season which put them in last place in the conference. 

The senior started 28 of the Leopards’ 30 games this past season, scoring in double figures in 21 outings. Andrews finished eight in the Patriot League in points scored, recording 396. She would also place 16th in the conference in total rebounds with 156. 

Andrews had her best offensive game of the season in the Leopards’ game against New Jersey Institute of Technology on Nov. 21, when she recorded 24 points on 10 of 15 shooting from the field in 27 minutes in Lafayette’s 83-60 victory. 

Throughout her time at Lafayette, Andrews collected numerous awards. In her freshman season, she earned Patriot League All-Rookie team honors, as well as winning the Rookie of the Week in March of that year. Her sophomore campaign saw Andrews win Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 28, and the subsequent season saw her earn third team all conference honors. In her final season at Lafayette, Andrews earned second team all-Patriot League honors. 

Andrews should slot into the roll that departing guard Nya Robertson leaves. The Lafayette transfers ability to score should certainly aid the Revs as Robertsons departure removes 14.4 points per game.

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