Michigan State women pick up Notre Dame transfer

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

East Lansing — Roughly a week after Michigan State’s women’s basketball team lost its leading scorer it appears it is adding a player who could make an immediate impact.

Junior Aerial Powers announced on Monday she was leaving Michigan State a year early to enter the WNBA draft. On Sunday, former Notre Dame forward Taya Reimer said on Twitter she was transferring to Michigan State.

“So incredibly excited and (feeling) blessed to have been able to find a new home as AMAZING as Michigan State!!! #GoGreen” Reimer posted on Twitter.

The 6-foot-4 native of Fishers, Ind., left the Notre Dame team in February while battling an Achilles injury. She averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in five games this season as a junior after averaging 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore in the 2014-15 season as the Fighting Irish reached the national championship game. She was selected the 2013 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year as a high school senior.

Reimer will graduate this spring from Notre Dame and have two years of eligibility at Michigan State.