With head coach Dawn Staley's announcement that Bianca Cuevas-Moore will return to the program for her redshirt senior season, the Gamecocks will have one less piece of the puzzle to find in hopes of extending their streak of being a powerhouse in women’s college basketball.
Despite West Virginia announcing that Cuevas-Moore will transfer and sign with the mountaineers for this upcoming year as a graduate transfer, the senior guard decided that sticking at South Carolina and taking on a new role as a leader on the team would be a more beneficial decision.
Cuevas-Moore will find herself in a much different role in her fifth year than she had the last time she was on the court for the Gamecocks after missing all of the 2017-18 season with an ACL injury. This season will be the first time without the aid of an all-around superstar such as A’ja Wilson, or the dominant inside presence of Alaina Coates.
With Cuevas-Moore serving as a sparkplug off the bench for quick offense and tenacious defense for most of her time in Columbia, she will undoubtedly be faced with the responsibility to contribute more as a senior as she bounces back from the injury that cost her all of last year.