KU women’s basketball adds high-scoring transfer Webster

photo by: AP Photo/Ashley Landis

UC Riverside guard Jordan Webster (32) controls the ball against UCLA guard Charisma Osborne (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023.

The Kansas women’s basketball team added another key piece to its new-look 2024-25 roster Monday night, earning the commitment of a high-volume scorer from the Big West Conference.

Jordan Webster, a 5-foot-10 guard who played four seasons at UC Riverside, announced that she will join the Jayhawks next year.

Webster started 64 games for the Highlanders over the past two years. In 2023-24, she averaged 17.1 points to lead the Big West in scoring and added 5.4 rebounds per game, as part of a squad that made an unexpected run to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament after getting picked to finish 10th of 11 teams in its conference.

She also tallied 80 steals on the season — 2.5 per game — which was more than the previous two years of her career combined.

While her schedule did not feature many games against high-major foes, she scored 18 against UCLA and 20 against USC last season.

Webster was much less productive earlier in her career but started to come on strong in the closing weeks of her junior campaign, scoring in double digits in 10 straight games and averaging 16.4 points, a five-point improvement over the rest of the season.

Of note, she was not particularly efficient as the focal point of UCR’s offense. She is a career 30.3% shooter and 28.6% from beyond the arc.

KU will surround her with additional options, including star guard S’Mya Nichols and North Dakota State transfer Elle Evans, another double-digit scorer from a mid-major.

With Webster, Evans, Creighton transfer Brittany Harshaw and Wisconsin transfer Sania Copeland on board, the primary hole remaining for the Jayhawks now is in the post. Head coach Brandon Schneider previously suggested that the Jayhawks would look to add eight players total ahead of next season; Webster is the seventh.


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