Kenny Brooks and the Virginia Tech Women's Basketball program have been busy in the transfer portal starting by adding some depth with Boston College backup big Clara Ford before landing arguably the best transfer in the country in Maryland's Ashley Owusu, a top 10 2023 WNBA Draft prospect.
Now, Brooks and the Hokies are at it with another addition from Boston College with it being their biggest star this time in Taylor Soule.
The Hokies announced the addition of the multi-time All-ACC forward Taylor Soule earlier today in a move that seemed to come out of nowhere almost like the Owusu addition.
Soule was a four-year starter for the Eagles who averaged at least 14 points per game in each of her past three seasons including a career high 16 points this past season plus 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 steals in 32.2 minutes per game while shooting 51.3% from the field and 68.3% from the free-throw line. She has one year of eligibility remaining thanks to the free COVID year for the 2020-21 season.
Like Owusu, Soule is an instant plug-and-lay starter who gives Tech another high level starter who would be a star player on most teams. She averaged 7+ rebounds per game in her previous two seasons at Boston College and will bring plenty on that front in the frontcourt at forward alongside 2021-22 ACC Player of the Year Elizabeth Kitley.
She also has become a better defender and distributor as shown by her career highs in assists and steals per game this past season while she also will not have to to take on the same distributor role as she appeared to take on this past season at BC.
With Soule on board, Virginia Tech suddenly has a team that not only should be the favorite in the ACC, but also should be a top 10 team and has a roster that can reach the Final Four.
This Tech team has a pair of top 10 WNBA Draft prospects and All-American caliber players in Elizabeth Kitley and Ashley Owusu. Add in multiple all-conference caliber players in Taylor Soule, Georgia Amoore, and Kayana Traylor (who likely will be the sixth woman for VT) plus quality role players like Cayla King, D'Asia Gregg, and Clara Ford; and this is a roster caliber of reaching heights that Virginia Tech Women's Basketball has never reached before.