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Boston College Women’s Basketball Adds NC State Transfer Dontavia Waggoner

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This evening, Dontavia Waggoner announced that she will be transferring to Boston College. Waggoner just concluded her freshman season with ACC leaders NC State. The 6’0 guard was a 4 star recruit, but didn’t see much playing time for the Wolfpack, averaging just 7.1 minutes, 2.1 points, and 1.1 rebounds this past season.

Waggoner had a career high 12 points against Coastal Carolina with the Wolfpack, and led all freshman in her debut game for NC State with 7 points.

Prior to college, Waggoner was on the 2020 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Girls High School Trophy Watch List and was 2019 Ms. Tennessee Basketball. Prospect Nation ranked her as the 8th guard and 35th player overall in the 2020 recruiting class.

Prior to her rookie season, NC State’s Coach Moore said: “Dontavia’s great athleticism and strength has me excited to see just how far her game can go. A prestigious Ms. Basketball winner in Tennessee, she has the skill set to get to the rim and knock down the three. A potential defensive stopper and prolific rebounder, Dontavia is going to be a great asset on both ends of the court here at NC State.”

Across the board, Waggoner has been described as a highly athletic player, with a strong and aggressive game on both offense and defense. She was a particularly strong rebounder in her high school days, which is something the Eagles could really use. Her size and speed should be a valuable addition to this BC squad.

The Eagles have had good luck with transfers under Coach McNamee, with Colorado Transfer Cameron Swartz becoming a valuable part of BC’s offense over the past 2 years, including scoring a career high 33 points against Pittsburgh this March.