Huff to transfer to Utah

Former Rainbow Wahine basketball and volleyball player Megan Huff confirmed in a message to the Star-Advertiser that she will continue her college career at Utah.

Huff, the two-time Big West Sixth Player of the Year, announced her intention to transfer from UH in April. As Cindy Luis noted in her post, Huff declared her plans to join the Utes in a post on Instagram on Tuesday.

In a text, Huff said she will spend a redshirt year developing her perimeter skills and that Utah “was just the perfect fit.”

“It was such a hard decision with so many amazing people but I had to put the emotional aspect aside and do what was best for my career,” Huff said.

The 6-foot-3 center finished second on the team with 9.7 points per game and averaged 6.5 rebounds while earning second-team All-Big West honors in her sophomore season at UH.

She closed the season with an 18-point, 13-rebound performance against UCLA in the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 19. UH also faced two Pac-12 opponents early in the season and Huff posted nine points and five rebounds in a 62-52 loss to Washington State and led UH with 11 points and six rebounds in a 75-49 loss to Arizona State.

Utah went 18-15 last season and finished seventh in the Pac-12 at 8-10. The Utes lost to California in overtime in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament then defeated Montana State and Gonzaga in the WNIT. Their season ended with a loss at Oregon.

Former UH assistant coach Gavin Petersen is on the Utah staff led by head coach Lynne Roberts.


  1. rabbit ears June 8, 2016 6:55 pm

    I was sure she was headed for Washington. Good luck to Megan. Hope she don’t play volleyball too.

  2. Kazu June 8, 2016 8:20 pm

    Guess UH and the Big West Conf. wasn’t good enough for her.

  3. mctruck June 9, 2016 6:13 am

    So where’s the bigs?, oh, sorry, still wondering bout any bigs for men’s ream??

  4. rabbit ears June 9, 2016 8:28 am

    Nothing wrong with Megan wanting to play in a major conference. Best of luck to her.

  5. cappie the dog June 15, 2016 7:15 am

    I am a Laura Beeman fan.

    I go to the games with all the screaming, distracted kids who don’t really care what’s transpiring on the court.

    I think she is the second best head coach in the athletic department.

    But her best players were players she did not recruit.

    Ashleigh Karaitiana, Shawna Lei Kuehu, Kamilla Jackson, and Megan Huff.

    This year’s edition will be Coach Beeman’s first team entirely composed of her recruits.

    I hope the team rallies around Huff’s defection like how the men turned their season into a NCAAs or bust mission after Isaac Fleming left the 22-4 Bows in a lurch.

    All last season, my cousin and I sat twenty rows behind the Hawaii bench, wondering why Huff wasn’t starting.

    If you attend or watch mid-major women’s basketball, you see all kinds of bad missed shots. I don’t recall any of Huff’s missed baskets hitting the side of the backboard.

    I think she will fit in nicely at a major conference program.

    East Carolina is a quasi-major. Utah is the real deal.

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