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Oregon State Beavers guard Sasha Goforth transfers to Arkansas

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For the second-consecutive offseason, the Oregon State women's basketball program will lose a starting guard. 

Following the 2019-20 NCAA women's basketball season, starting point guard Destiny Slocum announced she was transferring to Arkansas. Now, as the 2020-21 season came to a wrap, former 5-star freshman Sasha Goforth will head to Fayetteville as well. 

The move comes just two days after Goforth announced she was entering the transfer portal to play closer to home. 

"It has been an honor to play basketball this season for Oregon State," wrote Goforth. 

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"Thank you for the coaches for giving me the opportunity and for how much I have learned from all of you. I also greatly appreciate the fan support for the team. Most of all, thank you to my teammates with whom I have made friendships that will last a lifetime. You are a truly amazing group of women that fill my heart with love and respect.

"With that said, after further discussions with family, friends, and mentors over the past week, I am announcing that I will be entering the transfer portal to play closer to home. 

"It was not an easy decision to make. I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to be an Oregon State Beaver and looking forward to what the future holds for me," she concluded.

 

Goforth has four years of eligibility remaining after starting in all 27 games as a true freshman. The 6'1" guard averaged 11.6 points per game on 35.8% from three-point range and 41.8% from the field. 

Goforth will now have an opportunity to play in her hometown of Fayetteville. Arkansas. The Razorbacks (19-9) were upset 66-62 by Wright State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament this season. 

In high school, she was the No. 7 rated player in the nation according to Blue Star Basketball at time of signing, a McDonald’s All-American, Jordan Brand Classic invitee, Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year in 2019 and led Fayetteville High School to state titles in 2017 and 2020, earning Tournament MVP honors both years.

During her junior high school season, she averaged 16.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. 

Goforth and Talia Von Oelhoffen were expected to be the Beavers starting backcourt for the next four seasons, but that is no longer. Good luck to Goforth in Arkansas!