More transfer news has emerged from the north end of the Berkowitz basketball complex, as junior guard Janai Crooms leaves Michigan state and enters the transfer portal. Crooms was one of four players who transferred to MSU last season.
Crooms is originally from Cranston, Rhode Island and enlisted in the state of Ohio after high school. She spent two seasons with the Buckeyes, playing 32 second-year games and making 10 starts, averaging 6.8 points per game. As a rookie, she played 29 games and made 19 starts, scoring 12 double-digit times, including the last eight of the season.
After being transferred to the state of Michigan, Crooms was immediately eligible in December and played 22 games while making 12 starts. It averaged 5.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, and 2.9 apg while playing at 20.5 mpg. She started in 12 of the last 14 games of the season, including all four playoff games when MSU was facing injury.
Crooms wrote the following in an Instagram post announcing his decision:
I want to start by thanking the coaches, teammates, fans and everyone else who played a part in my experience at Michigan State University. That being said, I will be entering my name into the transfer portal and digging deeper into my options.
Crooms joins first-year forward Kendall Bostic as both players announce they will be leaving the squad and entering the transfer portal so far this offseason.