CU Buffs’ Emma Clarke enters transfer portal

Sophomore guard was third on team in scoring; becomes second CU player in portal

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Colorado guard Emma Clarke has put her name into the NCAA transfer portal.

One of the top young players for the Colorado women’s basketball team has put her name in the NCAA transfer portal.

BuffZone has confirmed a report by Justin Guerriero of that sophomore Emma Clarke, who started 29 of 30 games and led the Buffaloes in 3-point shooting this past season, will explore opportunities to play elsewhere next year.

Clarke is the second CU player to enter the portal, as sophomore center Kai Volcy did so earlier this year.

A 6-foot-1 guard from Perth, Australia, Clarke finished this season third on team in scoring (9.7 points per game) and fourth in rebounding (4.6 per game). She also led the Buffs with 29 blocks and was fifth with 24 steals.

From the 3-point line, Clarke went 49-for-159 (.308), ranking 13th in the Pac-12 with 1.6 3s per game.

In two seasons with the Buffs, Clarke has played in all 60 games, with 31 starts. She has averaged 7.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

CU went 16-14 this season, marking its first winning campaign since 2016-17. The Buffs lose just one senior, guard Quinessa Caylao-Do, to graduation.

During the season, Volcy put her name in the portal. A 6-foot-4 center from Bloomfield, N.J., Volcy played in 23 games this season, averaging 3.3 minutes.

In two seasons with the Buffs, Volcy played in 47 games, averaging 4.9 minutes. She scored 19 points and pulled down 44 rebounds. Volcy, who has eyes on being a pediatrician, is looking to focus more on her academics.

Players who enter the transfer portal have the option to remain at their school.