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MSU women's basketball forward Taiyier Parks enters transfer portal

March 31, 2023
<p>Senior forwards Taiyier Parks (14) smiles after shooting a free throw during a game against Michigan at the Crisler Center on Jan. 14, 2023. The Spartans lost to the Wolverines 70-55. </p>

Senior forwards Taiyier Parks (14) smiles after shooting a free throw during a game against Michigan at the Crisler Center on Jan. 14, 2023. The Spartans lost to the Wolverines 70-55.

Michigan State women’s basketball’s senior forward Taiyier Parks announced her intention to enter the transfer portal via her social media Friday. Parks is the second Spartan starter to enter the portal after sophomore guard/forward Matilda Ekh.

The news comes after the program announced its replacement for head coach Suzy Merchant this afternoon in Robyn Fralick.

In her final two seasons with the Spartans, Parks earned Academic All-Big Ten honors twice, as well as finishing in the top 25 in the Big Ten in rebounding in both seasons. She finished her junior year averaging 6.5 rebounds, good for 12th in the conference. She also finished her third season in the green and white blocking 0.9 shots per contest, allowing her to finish 17th in the league. 

Sophomore forward Isaline Alexander will now be expected to become the full time starter as she slid into the starting lineup in replace of Parks midway through last season. 

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