Apr 11, 2023
Haley and Hanna Cavinder of the Miami Hurricanes will forego their fifth year of NCAA basketball eligibility for a "new chapter," the twins announced Tuesday.
“What started as us playing basketball 16 years ago has turned into something bigger than we could ever imagine,” the two wrote in a statement issued via social media.
The senior transfers from Fresno State both assisted in Miami's historic run to the Elite Eight last month. They had great success at both universities with securing major name, image and likeness deals. In 2020, the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to collegiate athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This would have allowed the twins to return to Miami or another university for an extra year.
The twins garnered substantial social media followings on Instagram, TikTok and other platforms during the pandemic, which paved the way for their first deal with Boost Mobile in 2021. Playing for Fresno State at the time, they were placed on a billboard in Times Square as part of the deal, establishing them as NIL standouts.
Source: Yahoo Sports