A transfer crosses SEC lines to join the Mizzou women’s basketball program. Tigers coach Robin Pingeton announced the addition of Auburn transfer Lauren Hansen on Friday. A four-star recruit by ESPNW in the Class of 2019, Hansen will have three years of eligibility remaining when she suits up in the Black and Gold.

In her freshman campaign at Auburn, the 5-foot-8 guard played in 25 games and made 20 starts, averaging nearly 8 points per game. A sharpshooter from deep, Hansen made 33 percent of her shots from three-point range, while her 1.6 three-pointers per game ranked 10th in the SEC. Hansen’s seven three-pointers in a 24-point performance against Drake (12/1/19) tied for the most three-pointers made by an SEC player in a single game during the season.

The Long Island, New York native, Hansen was the 71st-ranked prospect and the number 20-ranked guard in the Class of 2019 by ESPNW HoopGurlz. In her senior season at Ward Melville High School, Hansen averaged 27 points, six rebounds and five assists per game while earning all-conference and USA Today first team all-state team honors. Hansen also helped lead Ward Melville to back-to-back state championships in her sophomore and junior campaigns.

Hansen is the fourth member in a talented group of Mizzou newcomers heading into the 2020-21 season, joining signees Jayla Kelly, Sara-Rose Smith and Mama Dembele.