The West Virginia women’s basketball team added graduate transfer Danni Nichols, a 5-foot-10 guard from Western Illinois.
“Danni is a very driven individual and that encompasses every aspect of her life,” head coach Dawn Plitzuweit said in the school’s press release. “We have coached against Danni for the past four seasons, so we are fully aware of her versatility on the court and her relentlessness. Her experience, her competitive drive and her ability to score in many different ways will be a great fit for us moving forward. We look forward to having Danni on our campus soon, and we can’t wait to welcome Danni’s entire family to our Mountaineer program!”
— WVU Women's Basketball (@WVUWBB) May 16, 2022
Nichols is a strong shooter who shot 45.4% or better during each of her four years at Western Illinois with a career shooting percentage of 50.% overall and 33.1% from three-point range. In four seasons with the Leathernecks, Nichols played in 113 games, with 101 starts, and scored 1,344 points which is good for a scoring average of 11.9 points per game. She also nabbed 477 rebounds, had 186 assists and managed 154 steals during her career at Western Illinois with at least 40 steals in three of her four seasons.
She was a Second Team All-Summit League selection in 2021-22 and was the 2019 Summit League Freshman of the Year while at Western Illinois. Her best season was actually the 2019-20 season when she averaged a career-high 12 points per game after appearing and starting in 30. She only has one more year of eligibility remaining.