Kianna Holland to transferKianna Holland has made the decision to transfer from Duke, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Chronicle.
A freshman, Holland had yet to suit up for Duke this season due to compartment syndrome in her leg. The 5-foot-9 guard was lauded as one of the quickest players on the team. The Seneca, S.C., native was ranked the No. 8 point guard in her recruiting class by ESPN.
As a part of a senior-laden Blue Devil squad this year, Holland was expected to crack the rotation next season and make an impact in the backcourt. It was speculated that she could redshirt this season due to her injury and potential lack of playing time.
No announcement has been made where Holland plans to continue her basketball career. She will be required to sit out a full year per NCAA rules and will not be eligible to play until Spring 2015. Because she still has yet to redshirt, Holland could redshirt when she becomes eligible next January to avoid losing a full year of eligibility by playing just half a season. Otherwise she could play the back half of the year and use her first full year of eligibility.
Holland is the second Duke basketball player to transfer since the conclusion of the Fall semester. On the men's side, Alex Murphy announced he would continue his collegiate career elsewhere as well.