InsideNDSports - Notre Dame WBB transfer Katlyn Gilbert finds new home at Missouri
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Notre Dame WBB transfer Katlyn Gilbert finds new home at Missouri

Transferring guard Katlyn Gilbert's only full season with Notre Dame was 2019-20.
Transferring guard Katlyn Gilbert's only full season with Notre Dame was 2019-20. (Robert Franklin, Associated Press)

The fourth of four Notre Dame women’s basketball transfers has settled on her next destination.

Former McDonald’s All-American Katlyn Gilbert has committed to transferring to Missouri, the 5-foot-10 guard shared on her Instagram account on Saturday.

She’ll have up to two seasons of eligibility, including the COVID exemption year, with the Tigers. Missouri was 18-12 overall last season, 7-9 in the SEC and lost in the first round of the WNIT to Drake.

Previously, Anaya Peoples committed to DePaul, Sam Brunelle to Virginia and Abby Prohaska to San Diego State.

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Gilbert saw action in just five games this past season for the Irish (24-9), playing a total of 29 minutes with two points and four rebounds combined in those games. She left the roster after a Dec. 19 game with Pitt for personal reasons.

Injuries ravaged her freshman and junior seasons for the Irish. As a freshman in 2018-19, Gilbert suffered a season-ending shoulder injury after ND’s first seven games and received a medical redshirt season.

Two seasons later, a foot injury caused Gilbert to miss nine games.

Her only complete season — in 2019-20 — Gilbert played in all 31 games for the Irish, starting 29 of them. She averaged 13.6 points a game, while shooting .383 from the field and .209 from the 3-point stripe.

Before committing to Notre Dame while attending Heritage Christian High School in Indianapolis, Gilbert initially verbally committed to Evansville as a seventh-grader.

Taking into account all of ND’s transfer portal comings and goings, ESPN projects the Irish as the nation’s No. 7 team to open next season. Five ACC teams are ranked in the top 14, with ND the highest-ranked among them.

The Irish have added three transfers of their own to go along with their lone high school signee, 5-11 guard and McDonald’s All-American KK Bransford.

Texas grad senior center Lauren Ebo, Oregon junior forward Kylee Watson and Stanford grad senior guard Jenna Brown will join a roster that includes four returning starters.

UPDATE:

Notre Dame officially announced the additions of Ebo and Waston on Monday. Head coach Niele Ivey released the following statements on each player.

On Ebo: “She brings a wealth of experience with deep runs in the NCAA Tournament the past two years. She is a true leader on and off the court. She’s a force inside and is a perfect fit for our team and our culture.”

On Watson: “Kylee is one of the most dynamic and versatile posts in her class. She can score at all three levels and is extremely explosive in transition, either running the floor or igniting the break. What I love about her most is her motor and toughness.”


Ivey previously announced the addition of Brown.

Projected Notre Dame 2022-23 Roster
Player Position Height Class

Jenna Brown

Guard

5-10

Graduate

Lauren Ebo

Center

6-4

Graduate

Dara Mabrey

Guard

5-7

Graduate

Natalija Marshall

Forward

6-5

Junior

Kylee Watson

Forward

6-4

Junior

Maddy Westbeld

Forward

6-3

Junior

Sonia Citron

Guard

6-1

Sophomore

Olivia Miles

Guard

5-10

Sophomore

KK Bransford

Guard

5-11

Freshman

The players listed above are expected to be on scholarship for Notre Dame women's basketball in the 2022-23 season.

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