More transfer news has emerged out of the north end of the Berkowitz Basketball Complex, as junior guard Janai Crooms is departing Michigan State and will enter the transfer portal. Crooms was one of four players who transferred to MSU last season.
Crooms is a native of Cranston, Rhode Island and committed to Ohio State out of high school. She spent two seasons with the Buckeyes, playing in 32 games as a sophomore, and making 10 starts, while averaging 6.8 points per game. As a freshman she played in 29 games and made 19 starts, scoring in double figures 12 times, including the the final eight games of the season.
After transferring to Michigan State, Crooms was granted immediately eligibility in December and played in 22 games while making 12 starts. She averaged 5.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, and 2.9 apg while playing 20.5 mpg. She started in 12 of the final 14 games of the season, including all four games in the postseason when MSU was dealing with injuries.
Crooms wrote the following in an Instagram post announcing her decision:
I want to start by thanking the coaches, teammates, fans and everyone else that played a role in my experience at Michigan State University. With that being said, I will be entering my name in the transfer portal and further my options.
Crooms joins freshman forward Kendall Bostic as the two players to announce they will be departing the team and entering the transfer portal so far this offseason.