Matthew Mitchell has picked up yet another talented prospect on the transfer market.
Monday afternoon, Maryland transfer Olivia Owens announced her commitment to the University of Kentucky after two seasons in College Park, MD.
“I trust the next chapter because I know the author,” Owens announced on Twitter.
— Olivia Owens ? (@liv35_oo) June 1, 2020
After averaging 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds as a true freshman in 2018-19, the 6-foot-4 center opted to redshirt last season after missing the start of the season with mononucleosis. She then decided to enter the transfer portal in March.
Coming out of high school, Owens was considered the No. 26 prospect in the nation by All Star Girls Report, the No. 33 overall prospect and No. 5 post player by ESPN, and No. 50 overall by Prospect Nation. She was also named a WBCA High School All-America Honorable Mention, a McDonalds All-American nominee and was named to the USA Today All-New York First Team.
The University of Kentucky has yet to announce the Niskayuna, N.Y. native’s official addition.
Back in April, Kentucky did, however, announce the additions of Robyn Benton, a transfer from Auburn and Jazmine Massengill, a transfer from Tennessee, two former five-star prospects out of high school.
Benton is set to transfer to Kentucky after 52 career games at Auburn the last two years, including an All-SEC Freshman Team campaign in 2018-19. Last season, the former Tiger missed the first nine games of the year due to injury, but closed out the year averaging 10.1 points per game with 27 3-pointers, 56 steals and 28 assists.
Meanwhile, Massengill heads to Lexington after two years at Tennessee, where she served as a key role player as a freshman before taking over as a starter in year two. The 6-foot guard averaged 6.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game last season, including shooting 40% from three.