Ex-LSU star Hailey Van Lith transfers to TCU, source confirms

Hailey Van Lith's best plays of the season (1:48)

Look back at Hailey Van Lith's top plays of the 2023-24 season after she announced her transfer to TCU. (1:48)

Former LSU star Hailey Van Lith will transfer to TCU for the 2024-25 season, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Van Lith is joining the Horned Frogs for her final season of college eligibility after averaging 11.6 points and 3.6 assists per game in her only season with the Tigers.

The 5-foot-7 guard -- a two-time first-team All-ACC selection during her three years at Louisville -- was one of LSU's big-name transfers that catapulted the defending champion Tigers into the conversation as the No. 1 preseason team in the country and helped them reach another Elite Eight.

After guiding the Cardinals to the Final Four in 2022, Van Lith went to Baton Rouge and took on a less prominent role offensively, averaging 9.9 field goal attempts per game, the second-lowest mark of her career. As the primary scorer playing off the ball at Louisville, she posted a career-best 19.7 points per game as a junior.

"A lot of people have a lot to say about how this year went for me," Van Lith told reporters before LSU's Sweet 16 matchup against UCLA, "but one thing that they can't argue with is that at this point, I know how to fend for Hailey and I know how to fight for Hailey and that's going to help me get to the next level."

The Next first reported on Van Lith's transfer decision.

Information from ESPN's Alexa Philippou, Michael Voepel and Andrea Adelson was used in this report.