RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Women's Basketball head coach Beth O'Boyle has announced the addition of Janika Griffith-Wallace, a standout transfer from Murray State.
Wallace, a 5-foot-9 guard from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Wallace appeared in 56 games for the Racers across her freshman and sophomore seasons at Murray State, earning 39 starts. In 2018-19, she started 20 of 29 games for Murray State, averaging 11.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. She also ranked second on the team in assists at 2.34 per game and was fourth in minutes played at 29.1 per contest.
"We are very excited to welcome Janika to Ram Nation. Janika is an explosive scorer who can create her own shot and is an intense competitor. She has versatility to shoot it from 3-point range as well as get to the rim offensively. She also can use her athleticism and ability to really pressure the ball on the defensive side of the floor. Overall, she's great fit for our up-tempo style of VCU Basketball," said O'Boyle.
Griffith-Wallace scored in double figures 17 times last season including four games where she went for 20 or more points. She poured in a career-high 29 points against Morehead State, including 7-of-17 shooting from 3-point range. On the season, she shot 34.7 percent from behind the arc and 36.9 percent overall from the floor.
In high school, she led the Tech Academy at Sault Ste in scoring at 18.0 points per game. She also averaged 7.6 assists, 2.3 steals, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game her senior season.
The Rams are coming off a record season in which they posted a 24-10 overall record and a 13-3 mark in Atlantic 10 play. VCU captured the program's first conference title as the Rams were A-10 Regular Season Co-Champions and earned the No. 1 overall seed to the A-10 Championship. The Rams earned a bid to the WNIT and advanced to the second round.