Haley and Hanna Cavinder Mar 26, 2023; Greenville, SC, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Haley Cavinder (14) and guard Hanna Cavinder (15) during the NCAA WomenÕs Tournament against the LSU Lady Tigers at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Twin basketball stars, Haley and Hanna Cavinder have made a massive decision on their future.

After helping lead the Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team to the first Elite Eight in program history, two of the sport’s most prominent names have elected to step away from the game of basketball. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday morning, the twins announced that they would be using their fifth year of eligibility and would start a new chapter — presumably not basketball related — in their lives.

“We would like to thank our teammates and coaches for bringing us in as family and being part of a historic season,” the twins said in a statement. “With that being said, Hanna and I have decided to not take our fifth year and start a new chapter in our lives. The U will always be home and we are forever proud to be Hurricanes.”

According to On3Sports, both Haley and Hanna have multiple business ventures ahead of them, some of which may have been restricted due to NIL policies, and will continue to be social media influencers. The twins currently have 4.5 million followers and counting on social media.

In their lone season at Miami, the Cavinder twins took the college sports world by storm. Haley averaged 12.2 points per game, starting in all 35 games for the Hurricanes, while Hanna averaged 3.8 points coming off the bench.

The sports world reacted to the huge announcement on social media:

[Haley Cavinder on Twitter, On3 Sports]

About Sam Neumann

Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.