UNC Women's Basketball: Teonni Key to enter the transfer portal

More offseason news has surfaced for the UNC women's basketball program, as Teonni Key has entered her name into the transfer portal.

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The college basketball offseason has plenty of action now that the transfer portal is in place, as student-athletes have the opportunity to explore options elsewhere.

Teonni Key is one of those student-athletes, as she has entered the transfer portal.

Key becomes the fourth UNC women's basketball player to enter the transfer portal this offseason, following Paulina Paris, Alexandra Zelaya and Anya Poole.

It's important to note the difference between the types of transfers. Paris and Key are players with eligibility remaining, while Zelaya and Poole are taking advantage of their "COVID year" to play a fifth season of college basketball. The fifth-year seniors provide an interesting case, as programs around the country essentially might not have scholarships available to have their current seniors return for another season.


Key has been with the UNC women's basketball program for three seasons. After redshirting her true freshman season due to injury, Key returned during the 2022-2023 season and appeared in 28 games. This past season, the Cary, North Carolina native appeared in 23 games, averaging 2.7 points and 2.5 rebounds over 9.5 minutes of action.

In the new world of college basketball, every program should expect changes to occur. While teams lose talented players via the transfer portal, they also have the ability to bring in others, as Courtney Banghart and her staff are likely exploring all potential options as the offseason gets into full swing.