Coach Mox brings in size with Kansas State transfer Taylor Lauterbach
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- UVA head coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton entered the offseason in search of size and found it with Kansas State transfer Taylor Lauterbach.
A 6'7" center, Lauterbach announced her decision to sign with Virginia on Thursday becoming the second incoming transfer for the Cavaliers this offseason.
“Taylor is a high-academic student-athlete committed to the grind on and off the court," Coach Mox said, "She is a hard-working high-character kid who is tall, long and mobile. She can block and alter shots in the paint. She also has great hands and can catch and score, as well as shoot the 15-foot/three-point shot. Her potential is off the charts! I am excited that she has two years to develop under our tutelage. Her future is bright!”
Lauterbach was a top-100 recruit coming out high school in Wisconsin, where she was ranked No. 12 at center in the class of 2020 by ESPNW HoopGurlz. In three seasons at Kansas State 75 games averaging 1.5 points per game in 8.1 minutes per game.
She joins Arizona transfer Paris Clark as portal additions for the Cavaliers, while also adding much needed size to a team with no player taller than 6'2" last season. Coach Mox said heading into the offseason she would be looking for 4-5 transfer additions to next season's roster.