Fresno State women’s basketball stars and NIL moguls Haley and Hanna Cavinder signed with Miami on Thursday.
Women’s basketball stars and NIL moguls Haley and Hanna Cavinder announced Thursday on social media that they will be taking their talents to Miami.
The identical twins, listed at 5-6, combined to average 34.2 points per game during their three seasons with Fresno State. They entered the transfer portal on March 15.
Their announcement graphic, which was posted on various social media accounts, can be seen below.
The Cavinders built a gigantic social media following during their three years at Fresno State. Already boasting an online following of over 5 million people across various platforms, the twins have been prolific in business moves since NIL activity began last July.
Together, the two have agreed to deals with Boost Mobile, Champs Sports, Eastbay and Six Star Pro Nutrition. They also joined a program with the WWE and became 25 percent shareholders and assumed a board of directors seat with Baseline Team, an apparel brand primarily focusing on basketball shorts. Some estimates indicate that the twins have already received upwards of $1 million in various deals.
As far as on the court, the twins were also highly sought-after on the transfer market for their playing abilities. Haley won the Mountain West player of the year award as a sophomore and was an all-league selection in her freshmen and junior seasons while Hanna received an all-conference nod as a freshman.
“Coming into the offseason losing four impactful players, we felt like we had specific needs and Haley and Hanna absolutely helped us meet several of them,” Miami coach Katie Meier said. “They are huge pieces for our program.”
Meier has been the head coach at Miami since the 2005-06 season. Under her leadership, the Hurricanes have reached the NCAA Tournament in nine of the previous 12 seasons. Last season, Miami finished tied for seventh in the ACC and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.