Kansas guard Erica Haynes-Overton transferring to Tennessee State

East Tennessee State guard Erica Haynes-Overton, left, shoots over Mercer center Rachel Selph in the second half of the Southern Conference tournament final on March 4, 2018, in Asheville, N.C.

East Tennessee State guard Erica Haynes-Overton, left, shoots over Mercer center Rachel Selph in the second half of the Southern Conference tournament final on March 4, 2018, in Asheville, N.C.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Former Kansas guard Erica Haynes-Overton has decided to transfer to Tennessee State.

Haynes-Overton, who is from Nashville, will return home as a sixth-year senior after playing in just five games for the Jayhawks. She chose to transfer in January, with one minute in a 71-57 win over Texas Tech serving as her final appearance.

She transferred to Kansas in January 2020 from East Tennessee State, where she was a prolific scorer and a two-time SoCon Defensive Player of the Year. She scored 41 points against then-No. 23 Tennessee in November 2019 and had scored 1,046 points for the Buccaneers at the time of her departure.

After sitting out the rest of the 2019-20 season and then all of the 2020-21 season following her transfer, Haynes-Overton made her first appearance for Kansas in the 81-56 win over Omaha on Nov. 17. She scored 10 points and had five rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes this season.

The Tigers went 12-19 last season and 6-12 in the Ohio Valley Conference. They lost 83-60 at Kansas on Nov. 14, though Haynes-Overton did not play in that game.

Haynes-Overton joined guard Aniya Thomas as players who have recently transferred from Kansas. Thomas, the Jayhawks' longest-tenured player, decided last month to transfer to Missouri State for her final season of eligibility.

The Jayhawks also lost guard Julie Brosseau, who was a sixth-year senior last season, and it appears unlikely forward Matea Nikolic, who was a freshman and is from North Macedonia, will return.

Tulsa's Wyvette Mayberry decided to transfer to Kansas last month, and a pair of high school graduates will enroll for next season in guard Bella Swedlund and forward Zsofia Telegdy.