Ducks Sign Texas-Transfer Muhammad

Pronounced: uh-MEE-nuh 

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon’s 2024-25 roster continues to take shape, as the Ducks have signed 6-foot-4 forward and Texas-transfer Amina Muhammad, head women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves announced Wednesday.

Muhammad spent the last two seasons with the Longhorns and was a Big 12 all-freshman team selection in 2022-23. She appeared in all of Texas’ 74 games in her career, making 20 starts last season and helped Texas reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed – its first No. 1 seed since 2004.

In two seasons, the DeSoto, Texas, native averaged 5.0 points and 4.6 rebounds a game while shooting 50.8 percent from the field. Muhammad shot 52.6 percent from the floor last season, finishing with 6.1 points and 4.3 boards a night while tallying a pair of double-doubles.

She scored a career-high 17 points against Baylor last season, and she set a career high in rebounds as part of a 16-point, 15-rebound double-double against Texas Tech. In her career, Muhammad has turned in 12 double-digit scoring efforts and 12 games with 10 or more rebounds.

Playing her prep ball at DeSoto High School, she led the Eagles to back-to-back Texas Class 6A state titles – the first championships in school history. Muhammad earned district MVP honors as a senior, and was named a 2022 McDonalds’ All-America Game nominee.  She was rated as the nation’s No. 63 recruit in the 2022 recruiting class and the 13th-ranked player at her position, according to espnW, and was part of UT’s sixth-ranked recruiting class in 2022.

Muhammad will be a junior when the 2024-25 season begins and has two years of eligibility remaining.

Amina Muhammad >> 6-4, Forward, DeSoto, Texas

Spent two seasons at Texas, appearing in 74 games and making 20 starts (all coming in 2023-24) … Averaged 5.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting 50.8 percent from the field … Totaled 59 steals and 16 blocks over two seasons … Named to Big 12’s all-freshman team after the 2022-23 season, in which she averaged 3.9 points and 4.9 rebounds a game … As a sophomore, scored 6.1 points per game while grabbing 4.3 boards a night, shooting 52.6 percent from the floor … Helped Texas reach the Elite Eight in the 2024 NCAA Tournament, with the Longhorns earning their first No. 1 seed since 2004 … Over four games at the 2024 NCAA Tournament, averaged 3.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.0 minutes a game … Nine of her 12 career games with 10 or more points came during the 2023-24 season, with six of her nine double-figure scoring outputs coming in UT’s first nine games of her sophomore season … Dropped a career-high 17 against Baylor on Dec. 30, 2023 … Recorded two double-doubles, with a 16-point, 15-rebound performance against Texas Tech on Feb. 21, 2024 … Owns five career games with double-digit rebounds … Played her prep ball at DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas … Led DeSoto to back-to-back Class 6A Texas state titles, its first championships in school history … Earned district MVP honors following her senior campaign … Tabbed as the No. 63 overall recruit in the 2022 class and the 13th-ranked recruit at her position, according to espnW … Ranked as the No. 29 prospect in the nation by All-Star Girls Report and No. 45 by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report … Named a 2022 McDonald’s All-America Game nominee.

Graves on Muhammad: Amina brings size, length and toughness. She can play multiple positions and is a highly skilled rebounder, but also possesses great ball-handling abilities and a soft shooting touch, especially at her size. She is highly efficient on the offensive end of the court and tenacious at the defensive end. Her work ethic and competiveness set her apart and she can make an immediate impact on our program.