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Georgia Amoore Transfers To Kentucky

Updated: May 8

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The Kenny Brooks era for Kentucky women's basketball has gotten off to a fantastic start after receiving this news. Before Brooks had announced that he was leaving Virginia Tech to come to Kentucky, Georgia Amoore had announced that she would either transfer or test the WNBA Draft waters this off-season. She would later on decided that transferring would be the best fit for her and now it has come full circle as she has decided to follow her Head Coach of four years to Lexington. Amoore has one more season of collegiate eligibility left from the "covid year" and will use it as a Kentucky Wildcat.

Before we go into detail about her career at Virginia Tech, let's talk about who she is. Georgia is a 5'6" guard from Ballarat, Victoria Australia. She played for a club-level team called the Ballarat Miners in 2019 before coming to play for Virginia Tech where she averaged 11.2 points per game, 3.2 assists, and 2.6 rebounds for the Hokies. Georgia Amoore is also a two-time gold medal winner, one with the Australian national 16-and-Under team and another with the three-on-three basketball team at the 2019 FIBA 18-and-Under Asia Cup in Malaysia.

In 2020, Amoore decided to change the scenery a little bit as she decided to enroll at the University of Virginia Tech to extend her basketball career in America. She chose Virginia Tech over an offer from Portland. The newest Wildcat has had a tremendous career under Coach Brooks as she has averaged 14.7 points and over 5 assists per game in her four seasons as a Hokie. Along with all of that, she has averaged 40% shooting from the field and 82% from the free-throw line.

Georgia Amoore will leave Virginia Tech as one of the most decorated women's basketball players in program history. Per the school, here's where she ranks.

  • Third in games started: 121

  • Third in career points: 1,853

  • Seventh in career scoring average: 14.7 PPG

  • Fourth in career double-figure games: 92

  • Fourth in field goals made: 648

  • Second in three-point field goals made: 293

  • First in career assists: 656

  • First in career assist-to-turnover ratio: 1.8 per game

  • Scored 39 points at Virginia on March 3, 2024, setting a program record for most points in an ACC game

  • Became the first Virginia Tech WBB athlete to record a triple-double with a 24-point, 10-rebound, and 11-assist effort vs. Nebraska on Dec. 1st, 2022

  • Set the single-game record for assists with 16 vs. HCU on Nov. 16, 2023. Her two-game total of 24 assists that week was also a program record

As if this list isn't impressive enough for you, how bout her national awards? That list includes but is not limited to the 2023 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament MVP, 2023 First-Team All ACC, 2021 ACC All-Freshman Team, Most Outstanding Player of Seattle 3 Regional 2023, Three-time ACC All-Academic Team (2021, 2022, 2023), and Two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll (2021, 2022).

The only bad thing about this get for Kentucky is that Amoore only has one year of eligibility left. Some may question her size at only 5'6" but as you can see by her accolades she shouldn't have much trouble adjusting to the SEC as the ACC is also a very physical league. Along with the returning players for Kentucky, Georgia Amoore will bring that veteran leadership that they will desperately need in Brooks' first season with Kentucky as he rounds out this unknown roster.

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