USC Women’s Basketball Adds Grad Transfer Okako Adika
LOS ANGELES — More veteran talent is on its way to Troy in Okako Adika, who is joining USC as a grad transfer, head coach Lindsay Gottlieb has announced. A 6-0 guard/forward, Adiko is a native of Denmark who also brings collegiate experience from TCU and Butler to USC for the 2022-23 season.
"I am absolutely thrilled to have Okako join our squad," Gottlieb said. "She is an elite player who has unique size, shooting and rebounding ability on the wing. She has made major contributions in both the Big East and Big 12, and I believe she will make an immediate impact in our quest to build a program that can compete at the highest level. She brings international experience to our USC family, and is an exceptional student. I cannot wait to coach her, and look forward to helping her tap into all of her potential both on and off the court."
Welcome to the #TrojanFamily, Okako Adika!
The TCU transfer was the Horned Frogs' second leading scorer last season! pic.twitter.com/dR7kGeYGIz
— USC Women's Basketball (@USCWBB) June 18, 2022
Adika started all but one game in her 2020-21 season at TCU, where she was the team's second leading scorer with 10.1 points per game. She also averaged 5.0 rebounds per game and shot 42.4 percent from the floor while leading the team with 45 threes made. Prior to TCU, Adika played one season at Butler, starting 19 games and leading the team with 13.8 points per game to rank No. 13 in the Big East in scoring in that 2020-21 season. During her two years at Odessa College, she earned 2020 NJCAA Division I First Team All-America and conference MVP honors after averaging 11.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Adika also helped the Wranglers win the Region 5 Championship as a freshman in 2018-19.
Adika is the eighth newcomer to the 2022-23 USC roster, joining fellow transfer additions Taylor Bigby, Rokia Doumbia, Destiny Littleton, Koi Love, Kadi Sissoko and Kayla Williams along with true freshman Aaliyah Gayles.