Thursday, January 3, 2013

Two ODU sophomores to transfer

Old Dominion sophomores Myeisha Hall and Queen-Tiye Jackson will transfer from the school, the university announced on Thursday.

Hall of West Palm Fla., started nine of ODU's 11 games this season and was named to the CAA's All-Rookie team a  year ago. Jackson played a total of 50 minutes in her career at ODU, including just one minute this season. The 6-foot forward is from Ewing, N.J.

Jackson is enrolled in the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, N.J., considered the top public institution in the state. She said she will not play basketball any longer except recreationally.

"My love for the game died when my best friend did," said Jackson, referring to her grandfather, who she lost abruptly on Dec. 22 to lung cancer. Jackson calls that the day, "when the world ended. He was the only one who supported no matter what."

Jackson said she was disappointed she never got to show the Lady Monarch fans her abilities. In addition to ODU, she considered Temple, Virginia Tech, St. John's, UMass and Drexel. Jackson led Trenton City to a State Class title as a senior and led her team in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions, scoring 16 points to go with seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

"I never got the opportunity," she said. "But everything happens for a reason."

Both players were recruited by former Lady Monarch coach Wendy Larry. Hall was a significant contributor to the high-tempo game that current coach Karen Barefoot favors, however, ODU has an abundance of guards including Michelle Brandao, who became eligible on Wednesday. Jackson, an imposing presence in the post, was never able to find a role.


  1. Thought Rutgers was the top institution in the state ;)

  2. We were thinking the same thing, and no slight to Rutgers. Check out this link:

  3. I'm sure Myeisha saw what Brandao did during the exhibition and Pitt games and I don't think she should've had anything to worry about as far as playing time.

  4. You cant just go off what the coach is saying about the reason behinf Myeisha transferring. You have to get the real story from her.

  5. I believe there's more to the story with Myeisha Hall Leaving ODU