Bruins add Duke transfer

Bruins add Duke transfer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont women's basketball team is gaining some size with the addition of 6-foot-4 Duke transfer Madison Treece, Belmont Head Basketball Coach Bart Brooks announced Wednesday.

Treece, a mid-year transfer who is enrolled for spring semester at Belmont, appeared in 21 games over two seasons with the Blue Devils. A native of St. Peters, Mo., Treece will be eligible to play during the second half of the 2019-20 season as a redshirt sophomore.

"Madison is a great fit for the Belmont culture. She will blend in seamlessly with our young ladies," Brooks said. "She's the kind of person we want in our program. She is a skilled, physical and talented post player who will make an impact for us."

Treece appeared in 17 games as a true freshman for the Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2017-18. She averaged 1.0 points and 0.9 rebounds per contest, playing 5.5 minutes per game. She scored a career-best five points twice as a freshman and also grabbed a career-high five rebounds.

The Bruins faced Treece's Duke team in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament in Athens, Ga., but she did not appear in the game.

As a true sophomore this season, Treece played in four of Duke's first nine games before deciding to transfer at the conclusion of the fall semester. She totaled one point and four rebounds, all off the offensive glass, while averaging 4.3 minutes per game.

A graduate of Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Mo., Treece was a highly touted recruit in the class of 2017. She was ranked No. 22 in the nation by All Star Girls Report and listed as the 10th best post player in her class by espnW HoopGurlz.

Treece scored 895 points with 388 rebounds in her high school career, averaging 10.7 points and 6.6 rebounds as a senior. She was invited to the USA Basketball 2015 U16 and 2016 U17 National Team trials.