Former Destrehan star Ursin transfers from Baylor to LSU

Cara "Moon" Ursin

As Kim Mulkey attempts to reshape the LSU women’s basketball program, she’ll be getting some immediate help from a former Destrehan High School superstar. 

Moon Ursin will be transferring from Baylor to LSU for her final season of college eligibility, joining Mulkey after the two helped lead the Bears to a National Championship in 2019.  

On Wednesday, Ursin tweeted out a photo of herself wearing an LSU jersey with the caption “There’s no place like home” to announce the move.  

The 2020-21 season was Ursin’s senior season, but Division I, II and III athletes were granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA due to COVID-19. 

Ursin played the role of a key reserve and defensive stopper as a sophomore and junior, but she truly blossomed as a senior. She averaged 12 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. She’s shooting 48 percent from the field and 38 percent from 3-point range. 

Emerging as a starter for a defending champion, she helped lead Baylor to the regional final round before the team bowed out in a tight loss to UConn, 69-67.  

In 2019, Baylor went 37-1 and defeated Notre Dame in the national final, 82-80.  

Ursin graduated from Destrehan High School as one of the most decorated prep basketball stars in state history. She is a two-time Louisiana Miss Basketball winner and a three-time Louisiana Gatorade Prep Player of the Year. 

 She averaged 27.6 points, 14.2 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 5.6 steals and 4.1 blocks per game as a senior, leading DHS to a perfect 35-0 record and the Class 5A state championship. Destrehan went 121-8 during her four years with the program.  

Mulkey departed Baylor for LSU earlier this year, after former Tigers coach Nikki Fargas resigned in April. LSU finished 9-13 in 2020-21 and did not qualify for the NCAA tournament, something Mulkey and Ursin will attempt to rectify together again next season.  

 

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