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Clemson guard and former Michigan Miss Basketball Gabby Elliott transfers to MSU

March 25, 2022
<p>Head coach Suzy Merchant watches as her players take on the Buckeyes. The Spartans lost 61-55 against Ohio State University at the Breslin Center on Feb. 27, 2022.</p>

Head coach Suzy Merchant watches as her players take on the Buckeyes. The Spartans lost 61-55 against Ohio State University at the Breslin Center on Feb. 27, 2022.

Photo by Sheldon Krause | The State News

Former Clemson sophomore guard Gabby Elliott is returning home to Michigan and reuniting with her high school teammate, current Michigan State women's basketball freshman guard DeeDee Hagemann, following the end of the 2021-22 season.

Elliott announced her arrival on Twitter on Friday afternoon, stating "I"M BACK" with a green heart emoji and a picture of herself in a Spartan jersey.

Before Clemson, Elliott went to Detroit Edison High School with Hagemann. She was No. 42 in ESPN's Top-100 list of recruits, Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year and Michigan Miss Basketball.

During her freshman season, she averaged 26.4 minutes per game, turning in 18 double-digit scoring performances on 44.8% shooting from the floor, 33.9% beyond the arc and 61.2% from the stripe.

She finished the 2020-21 campaign second on the team in scoring with an average of 13.6 points per game, third in rebounding with an average of five per game and first in steals with a total of 32.

She was named to the ACC All-Freshman team, received a USA Basketball U19 Team Trials invitation and was crowned ACC Freshman of the Week on December 21, 2020, following wins over Florida State and Notre Dame.

During her sophomore season, she only played in 12 games before entering her name into the transfer portal following Clemson's loss to North Carolina State 79-52 on December 30, 2021. She ended her time as a Tiger with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals in 27 minutes against the Wolfpack.

She was averaging 9.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists on 35.6% shooting from the floor, 27.7% beyond the arc and 54.5% from the stripe.

Elliott is going to find a natural fit with senior guard Nia Clouden's departure and her long-time history and court chemistry with the Spartans' one in Hagemann.

Elliott's brother, Greg, was a redshirt junior guard at Marquette this season. He actually played his first season as a Golden Eagle with current MSU men's basketball redshirt senior forward Joey Hauser by his side.

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