Mike Bradbury wraps up his latest recruiting class with a 6-foot-4 transfer from Iowa State. Bride Kennedy Hopoate will transfer to the Lobos program and has already signed a grant in aid. She will sit out a season due to the transfer rule and be eligible for the 2018-19 season.
Kennedy-Hopoate was hampered by a foot injury for most of last season and saw limited minutes. She averaged just under 7 points and over four rebounds per game. Prior to Iowa State, Kennedy Hopate was rated the number one junior college player coming out of Hutchinson Community College by one publication.
There she averaged nearly 12 points and over 5 rebounds per game. Kennedy Hopate also comes to the Lobos with International experience, having played for the Australian National U 17 team in the World Championships.