Gamecock women pick up ACC’s leading rebounder

COLUMBIA (AP) – Atlantic Coast Conference rebounding leader Sarah Imovbioh of Virginia has signed to play her final season with South Carolina.

Imovbioh, a 6-foot-2 forward from Nigeria, spent the past three seasons with the Cavaliers. She’s graduating next month and can play next season with the Gamecocks.

Imovbioh led the ACC at 10.8 rebounds a game last year. She was 19th nationally.

Imovbioh will help bulk up South Carolina’s front court, which is losing its starting forwards, 6-foot Aleighsa Welch and 6-4 Elem Ibiam.

Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley says Imovbioh’s transfer was a “true gift to our program.”

Imovbioh joins 5-8 guard Shay Colley from Ontario, Canada, in South Carolina’s signing class.

South Carolina advanced to its first Final Four this month.

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