Pitt women’s basketball has continued to add players late into the summer, adding transfer guard Raeven Boswell on Monday.
Boswell played one season for ACC foe Georgia Tech last year. She played in five games, making two 3-pointers, one free throw, four rebounds and one assist. She hails from Austin, Texas and played basketball and volleyball, as well as competing in Track and Field at Lake Travis High School. Her father, Mark Boswell, competed for Canada in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia and the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece as a high-jumper.
Since she is joining the Panthers late in the season, Boswell will apply for a waiver to earn immediate eligibility to play this season. If she doesn’t get it, she’ll have to sit out the 2023-24 season and wait for the next one. She has three years of eligibility remaining.
This is the second transfer Pitt has picked up this month, landing forward Ioanna Chatzileonti in early August. Chatzileonti played three seasons at Kansas and has two years of eligibility remaining. Like Boswell, she’ll have to apply for a waiver to play this season.
Junior College transfer guard Mia Simpson, who signed with the program in May, is also no longer a member of the team.
Pitt currently has 12 players on the roster, with the departure of Simpson and the additions of Chatzileonti and Boswell. Nine players have left the program this offseason following the dismissal of head coach Lance White and Class of 2023 recruit Hannah Mills-Watson decommitted, while Simpson left the team, making it 11.
Here is the Pitt Roster listed for the upcoming 2023-24 season and also the departures from the program below it.
2023-24 Pitt Women’s Basketball Roster + eligibility
Junior Bella Perkins: two years (USC)
Sophomore Marley Washenitz: three years
Sophomore Aislin Malcolm: three years
Sophomore Raeven Boswell: three years (Georgia Tech)
First-year Aaryn Battle: four years (UMass)
First-year Jasmine Timmerson: four years
Graduate Jala Jordan: one year (Seton Hall)
Senior Ioanna Chatzileonti: two years (Kansas)
Senior Gabby Hutcherson: two years
Senior Liatu King: two years
Junior Rapuluchi Ayodele: two years (Eastern Florida State/Indian River State (JUCO))
First-year Lauren Rust: four years
Pitt Women’s Basketball Transfers/Decommits/No Longer With Program
Graduate Dayshanette Harris: one year (Clemson)
Graduate Emy Hayford: one year (Fordham)
Graduate Destiny Strother: one year (Niagara)
Senior Sandrine Clesca: two years (Monmouth)
Senior Taisha Exanor: two years (Monmouth)
Junior Mia Simpson: two years (Morton College (JUCO))
Sophomore Avery “Ace” Strickland: three years (Tennessee)
Graduate forward Amber Brown: one year (St. John’s)
Redshirt senior Cynthia Ezeja: two years (Loyola Marymount)
Junior Maliyah Johnson: two years (Houston)
First-year Hannah Watson: four years (Toronto Metropolitan)