UConn women’s basketball has picked up a commitment from Dorka Juhász, a 6-foot-4 grad transfer from Ohio State. She has two years of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play immediately.
UConn made the news official on Monday night.
“We’re excited to have Dorka join our program,” Geno Auriemma said in a release. “She has a high skill level and the potential to fulfill a need on our team, and she was very interested in playing at UConn. I’m looking forward to start working with her in June.”
A native of Pecs, Hungary, Juhász (pronounced YOU-haas) averaged a double-double with 14.6 points and 11.1 rebounds per game as a junior with the Buckeyes en route to first team All-Big Ten honors for a second consecutive season. Over her three years with Ohio State, Juhász averaged 13 points and 9.6 rebounds in 75 career games.
“She’s a very bright player,” OSU head coach Kevin McGuff told Buckeyextra in January. “She knows how to play and she tends to make other people around her better because she knows how to execute within the offense and either get a shot for herself or somebody else.”
Juhász faced UConn twice in her career. As a freshman, she finished with six points and three rebounds in an 85-53 loss to the Huskies at Gampel Pavilion and as a sophomore, she totaled eight points and 11 rebounds in a 73-62 loss at home.
The Buckeyes self-imposed a postseason ban this year after a former assistant coach provided a player with impermissible benefits. Juhász will have a chance to compete for a national championship with the Huskies.
She will join a loaded UConn frontcourt that’s currently projected to include senior Olivia Nelson-Ododa (6-foot-5), sophomore Aaliyah Edwards (6-foot-3) and incoming freshman Amari DeBerry (6-foot-5) for the upcoming season. As a consistent contributor at Ohio State, Juhász should provide UConn with a reliable scoring threat in the post while also helping out on the boards.