Duke freshman forward Shay Bollin has entered the transfer portal, she announced Wednesday morning.
“After considerable discussion with my family, coaches and close friends, I’ve decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal and will be leaving Duke University at the end of the current semester,” Bollin said. “I’m extremely blessed to have been able to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing college basketball and receiving a world class education, and I’m very grateful to everyone at Duke for their incredible support over the past year. I’m very excited to see what the future holds and am looking forward to the next chapter.”
The news comes after guards Shayeann Day-Wilson and Jordyn Oliver entered the transfer portal and senior guard Celeste Taylor announced she would return to the program for her final year of eligibility.
Bollin, a member of head coach Kara Lawson’s first full recruiting class, was the 33rd-ranked player in the 2022 class. The four-star recruit missed her final two high-school seasons as she rehabbed from a knee injury.
Due to the depth at the center position, junior Kennedy Brown and graduate student Mia Heide received most of the playing time. Bollin played in limited minutes during her season with the Blue Devils. The Raynham, Mass., native saw action in eight games, averaging 5.1 minutes and 2.4 points per game.
Although Bollin only appeared in two games after December 2022, the 6-foot-3 forward scored in a hometown reunion at Boston College and in Duke’s first-round NCAA tournament victory against Iona.
The current 2023-24 Blue Devil frontcourt consists of Brown, incoming four-star freshman forward Delaney Thomas and Yale transfer Camilla Emsbo. That group remains fluid as roster news continues to arrive.
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Ranjan Jindal is a Trinity first-year and an assistant Blue Zone editor of The Chronicle's 119th volume.