Former Georgetown standout Natalie Butler, a 6-foot-5 center from Fairfax Station, Va., has decided to transfer to UConn, according to All-Star Girls Report. She will be unable to play next season due to NCAA transfer rules, but she has three years of eligibility remaining.
Butler averaged 13.9 points and 13.3 rebounds in 36.2 minutes and started all 32 games for the Hoyas this past season. She was a unanimous selection as the Big East Freshman of the Year and was also named second team all-conference.
Butler, who twice had 20 rebounds in a game, was ranked fifth nationally in rebounding and ninth in double-doubles (24). She visited UConn earlier this month.
The decision by Butler to transfer comes after a tumultuous season at Georgetown. Head coach Keith Brown resigned Oct. 10, eight days after he was suspended indefinitely in the wake of accusations of unprofessional behavior. Jim Lewis was then named interim head coach.
Following an 11-21 finish, Natasha Adair was hired as the Hoyas’ new head coach April 14.