Florida State has added its first transfer of the 2019 offseason. Bianca Jackson, a 5’11 wing from Montgomery, AL will transfer to FSU from the University of South Carolina. Jackson will enter Florida State as a junior. She will sit out the 2019-20 season and will have two years of eligibility starting in the 2020-21 season. Jackson is the fourth Gamecock who is transferring from South Carolina just this year.
Jackson is a former 4* recruit (#54 in 2017, ESPNW) who made the All-SEC freshman team. In that freshman campaign, Jackson started 25 games and averaged 7.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and shot 39.4 percent (41-of-104) from behind the arc. Her numbers slipped this year as she averaged four points and 1.9 rebounds.
Usually it is most beneficial for transfers to be able to play immediately. However, in this case it is probably better for FSU that Jackson will sit out the season. The Noles are loaded with wings right now and have 14 scholarship players currently on the roster. Having Jackson compete for minutes on such a loaded roster is probably not the best use of her eligibility especially considering that she only has two years to play in Tallahassee. She will have the ability to get used to the roster and the coaches and will be eligible in time to help replace Nausia Woolfolk and Nicki Ekhomu who will be seniors next season.
This transfer season has been an extremely busy one for women’s college basketball. Stay tuned to Tomahawk Nation as we will keep you updated on future roster moves.