Cavinder twins make career revelation as basketball dreams “close the door” after joining WWE
NCAA stars Haley and Hanna Cavander have decided to end their basketball travels with other plans.
The 22-year-old twins, who played basketball for the Miami Hurricanes, announced Tuesday on social media, her decision not to take her fifth year of eligibility and to retire from college basketball.
In their statement, they wrote: “Hanna and I have decided not to take our fifth year and start a new chapter in our lives.
“The U will always be home and we’ll always be proud to be Hurricanes.”
Both Haley and Hanna make it into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
Miami would lose 52-42 to current champions LSU Tigers on March 26.
Haley started in all 35 games for the Hurricanes and averaged 12.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a team-best.
She was a second-team All-ACC selection.
Hanna, on the other hand, averaged 3.8 points, 1.6 assists and 1.3 rebounds.
The twins have a huge following on social media, which they’ve built up over the past few years.
They share over four million followers on TikTok and post themselves regularly on Instagram where they have almost a million followers across three accounts.
They created the landscape for collegiate athletes to capitalize on their name, image and likeness.
Before taxes and fees, the Cavinders are believed to have made $1.7 million in zero money, including cash they have yet to receive.
The twins closed their announcement by saying, “What started out 16 years ago with us playing basketball grew into something bigger than we could ever have imagined.”
Their final season in Miami in 2022 came after transferring from Fresno State, where they played three seasons.
The Cavander twins plan to stay in Florida and work with their sponsors as they find new opportunities and business ventures.
According to Forbes, they have signed sponsorship deals with 31 brands.
Their partnerships include companies like GoPuff, Venmo, and the WWE.
The Cavinder twins signed a two-year deal with WWE in December 2021.
Speculations about the Cavinders’ possible involvement in WWE or other ventures will begin.