In the past, losing four significant players from your lineup due to attrition would mean you are in a rebuilding phase. In 2022 it just means you hit the transfer portal and get the experience you need. That’s exactly what Katie Meier did when she secured the Cavinder Twins to join the basketball team for the 2022 season. After spending the last three seasons at Fresno State, the sisters and social media stars will be spending their senior seasons in Coral Gables. Haley and Hanna are both 5 foot 6 guards who combined to average 34 points per game over their careers.
In addition to quality guard play, the two sisters also bring a huge social media presence to the program with close to five million followers across Instagram and TikTok. The Cavinders instantly became stars of the NIL era as soon as it became real. Boost Mobile signed them immediately and they were followed by Champs Sports, Eastbay and apparel company PSD. Some estimates have said that their deals are already worth in excess of $1 million a year. Coming to Miami should help raise that number nicely.
Back on the court, Haley is the more accomplished of the twins as she was named Mountain West Player of the Year as a sophomore and was All-Conference as a freshman and junior. Hanna was All-Conference as a freshman and has at least 100 assists and 50 steals in each of her three seasons.
The Cavinders are from Arizona, but the sisters’ father, Tom Cavinder, has a SFL connection as he played at Nova Southeastern University from 1992 through 1994.