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Teams, Transfers


March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Transfer season is in full bloom right now. It seems every minute you go on line there is news of a different player leaving his current school for a new destination. We will try to keep everything in order right here, updating often as new players announce their intentions to transfers and decisions are made. This list is all of the players who have decided to transfer this season, going back to August.

Here is the latest news on transfers:

March 30:
Jeff Goodman released his comprehensive list to the web…and, plenty of names previously not known have surfaced. Not too many ‘impact’ names were surprising…but the sheer number of players is certainly staggering and the number will only continue to rise. Here is Goodman’s list: CBS Transfer List: First Edition. On the next page below…we have updated the names and will continue to add new ones as the stories break. We also have a few new stories below linked taking about some of the transfers on the list…

Youngstown State’s Nate Perry & Cale Zuiker to Transfer according to Vindy.com, citing Goodman’s list.

Perry, a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard from Greensburg, Pa., appeared in 24 games last season, averaging 2.2 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. He averaged 8.1 minutes per game this season.

Zuiker, a 6-foot-9 freshman power forward from Marshfield, Wis., played in just 14 games, averaging 3.2 minutes per game last season.

Kent State’s Scooter Johnson Plans to Transfer the recordpub.com reports, also citing Goodman’s list. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Johnson was a non-qualifier out of Bedford High School, who spent his first year in Kent focusing on academics. He competed at the power forward position the next year, but averaged 1.9 points in 7.9 minutes per game while shooting 31 percent from the field in 23 appearances.

March 29:
Cody Mann, the odd guard out on CSU’s men’s basketball team this past season, is leaving the Rams and hoping to play somewhere closer to his Miami home, he said Wednesday, as reported by the Coloradoan.com.

Mann, a 6-foot, 160-pound freshman point guard, played sparingly in 16 games this season, scoring 10 points, grabbing nine rebounds and handing out eight assists.

Nate Hicks to Leave Georgia Tech Basketball Team (WCTV.com) and the 6-10 rising junior will have two years of eligibility at another institution. He averaged 1.4 points and 2.1 rebounds while hitting 54.9 percent of his shots from the floor, and blocked 19 shots in his 47-game career with the Yellow Jackets.

March 27:
One of the better transfer prospects on the market has picked a home and Auburn Picks up a Guard (oanow.com) as Virginia transfer K.T. Harrell, a 6-foot-4 guard who played in all 31 games for the Cavaliers during his 2010-11 freshman season, averaging 8.0 points and 2.1 rebounds, chose Auburn. Harrell played in the first 11 games of his sophomore season (2011-12) at Virginia before deciding to leave the program in late December. Harrell is a former Brewbaker Tech star from Montgomery (AL) and this will allow him to play closer to home.

We missed one from earlier this month as Western Michigan Announced Matt Stainbrook Left the Program (MLive.com). The sophomore center was the Broncos’ second-leading scorer this past season at 11.4 points per-game and was the team’s leading rebounder at 6.8/game.

Tyrone Marshall Leaving Wyoming Basketball Program (Trib.com). The 6-foot-8, 220-lb freshman from Denver averaged 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds in four minutes of action per game in his nine appearances for Larry Shyatt’s club this season.

Fairfield’s Jamel Fields to Transfer reports the Connecticut Post. The 6-foot-1 combo guard averaged 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds with 38 assists in 35 games during his sophomore season.

Drake’s Smith, Welfringer to transfer reports the Des Moines Register. The 6-foot-4 David Smith played in 63 games in his Drake career, scoring 63 points and adding 33 assists, 56 rebounds, 12 steals and four blocks. He started one game in 2011-12 and scored 27 points in 29 games.

Judd Welfringer, 6-foot-4, played in 13 games as a true freshman in 2011-12, averaging 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds. He added nine assists, six steals and one block.

Guard Alex Dragicevich Will Transfer From Notre Dame a school release reported this afternoon. The 6-7, 221-pound guard played in all 34 contests during the 2011-12 campaign and made 10 starts while averaging 6.6 points and 1.8 rebounds. He scored a career-high 22 points in a win over Pitt to open the BIG EAST schedule for the Irish. On the season he was 40-117 (34%) from beyond the arc.

According to a source, College of Charleston sophomores James Carlton and Jordan Scott have decided to transfer. Scott is a 6-foot-1 guard who started 14 games on the season. He finished shooting 34% from three-point range (24-70) and averaged 3.8 PPG. Carlton, a 6’7 forward, appeared in 22 games and averaged 1.1 points and 1.5 rebounds a contest this past season.

March 26, 2012:
Rice is losing two freshmen players that were considered significant building blocks when they entered the program this season as Dylan Ennis and Jarelle Reischel plan to transfer from Rice (Houston Chronicle).

Ennis, who averaged 8.5 points and 4.1 assists, was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team this season. His 144 assists set a school freshman record.

Reischel, who is originally from Germany before moving to Point Pleasant, N.J., averaged 5.7 points and 2.7 rebounds.

Enrique Gumbs & Deon Jones are Leaving Towson Basketball Program, per a University release. Gumbs will not return to the team due to medical conditions, but the redshirt sophomore will remain enrolled at Towson. Jones has been granted permission to seek a transfer from the University.

Jones, who started all 32 games during his freshman season, averaged 7.0 points and 4.5 rebounds while playing 31.3 minutes per game. The freshman was third on the team with 41 assists and fourth on the squad with 26 steals.

DeVille Smith Leaves Mississippi State, Likely to Transfer reports SportingNews.com. Mississippi State head coach Rick Stansbury announced his ‘retirement’ as the season ended and Smith is the first player to leave the program in the wake of the news. Smith appeared in 26 games for the Bulldogs and averaged 4.2 points and 1.6 rebounds. He was expected to be the team’s starting point guard next season.

Seldon-used guard Wes Washpun Granted Release from Tennessee per the Chatanoogan.com. Washpun appeared in 17 games as a freshman this past season for the Vols.

UW-Green Bay picks up a solid addition as Easter Illinois’ Alfonzo McKinnie Decides to Transfer to UWGB (Green Bay Press Gazette). McKinnie averaged 10.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game while shooting 56.7 percent as a sophomore last season at EIU. The article also reports that UWGB sophomore guard Terry Johnson decided to leave the team. Johnson, who played only one season at UWGB after transferring from Illinois State, averaged 4.4 points and 15.2 minutes per game.

We also removed Will Spradling from the list below of transfers. With Frank Martin on his way to South Carolina to become the new Gamecocks head coach, many believe Spradling may stay in the Little Apple. Either way, the linked report of his being granted a release looks premature.

March 24, 2012:
Will Spradling Has Been Granted a Release to Transfer from Kansas State (Curtis Kitchen.com), the sophomore guard averaged 9 ppg this season.
Jordan Railey Leaving Iowa State (IowaStateDaily.com). The 6’11 Soph C is joining Tavon Sledge out the door looking for more playing time.

March 23, 2012:
Six Players Transferring from San Francisco’s Men’s Basketball Program (MercuryNews.com) – Coach Rex Walters will lose starters Perris Blackwell and Michael Williams as well as reserves Justin Raffington, Charles Standifer, Khalil Murphy and Avery Johnson.

Blackwell, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward from Etiwanda, is the big loss as he earned All-West Coast Conference honorable mention honors this season for averaging 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

Walters shared his thoughts on the transfer phenomenon in college basketball with the MercuryNews.com’s Ben Enos:

“It’s part of our society now, I think,” Walters said. “If you look at the transfer rate at high schools, its pretty high. If you look at the transfer rate on AAU teams, it’s 50 percent. It doesn’t diminish what these six guys helped us accomplish. We support them.”

Reports: Iowa State’s Fr. Tavon Sledge to Transfer (TimesRepublican.com)

Feel free to drop a line with any new news of transfer decisions (nbeblog@hotmail.com). Read on to view the list of transfers, as we have compiled to date…

Player, Pos., Ht./Wt. School Leaving (New School)
Pete Aguilar G 6’2 Long Island
Lekan Ajayi C 6’11/235 Wyoming (Florida International)
Peter Alexis C 6’11/260 Penn State (Philadelphia University)
Raymone Andrews G 6’2 UL-Lafayette
Isaiah Armwood PF 6’9/210 Villanova (George Washington)
Ryan Baker SG 6’5 Hartford
John Balwigaire SG 6’1 Wright State
Kelsey Barlow SF 6’5/195 Purdue
Bruce Barron SG 6’3/200 Oregon
Khem Birch PF 6’9/220 Pittsburgh (UNLV)
Gilvydas Biruta PF 6’8/240 Rutgers
Perris Blackwell PF 6’8/240 San Francisco
Carl Blair G 6’2/205 Oklahoma
Jamal Branch PG 6’3/170 Texas A&M (St. John’s)
Kinley Branch F 6’6 Arkansas State
Jamar Briscoe PG 5’10 UNC-Charlotte
Denzel Brito G 6’1 Loyola-Chicago
Macari Brooks SG 6’2/190 DePaul
Chris Brown C 6’11/250 Oregon State (Cleveland State)
Jabari Brown SG 6-5/205 Oregon (Missouri)
Carlton Brundidge SG 6’2/200 Michigan
Antonio Bumpus SG 6’3/185 Utah State (Northern Kentucky)
James Carlton F 6’7/210 College of Charleston
Kyle Cain PF 6’7/210 Arizona State
D’Von Campbell G 6’0 UTEP
Tony Chennault PG 6’2/195 Wake Forest
Colton Christian SF 6’6/215 Michigan
Bryce Clark F 6’7 Arkansas State
Dustin Clarke G 6’4 Hartford
Corey Copeland SG 6’3 Missouri State
Justin Coleman SG 6’5/225 Marshall
Chanse Creekmur SG 6’5/215 Arizona State
Bryant Crowder PF 6’10/210 Hofstra (Jackson State)
Jason Cuffee SG 6’4 Wright State
Jason Dawson PG 5’10 Gardner-Webb
Carson Desrosiers PF/C 6’11/240 Wake Forest
Keith DeWitt PF 6’11/220 Southern Mississippi
LaVonte Dority PG 6’1/195 South Florida (Valparaiso)
Reger Dowell SG 6’1/180 Oklahoma State
Alex Dragicevich SF 6’7/221 Notre Dame
Dominique Dunning SG 6’3/200 New Mexico
Ede Egharevba SF 6’6/200 Wichita State
Dylan Ennis PG 6’2/180 Rice
Anthony Fields PG 6’0/170 Wake Forest
Jamel Fields G 6’1/175 Fairfield
Cameron Forte SF 6’6/195 Texas Tech
Tony Freeland SF 6’7/225 DePaul (Long Beach State)
Chris Gabriel C 6’11/285 San Diego
D.J. Gardner SG 6’6/200 Mississippi State
Matt Glover SG 6’4/205 Penn State
TyQuane Goard F 6’7 Ohio
Kadeem Green PF 6’8/210 Missouri (Ohio)
Fred Gulley PG 6’2/185 Oklahoma State (Arkansas)
K.T. Harrell SG 6’4/205 Virginia (Auburn)
Crandall Head SG 6’4/190 Illinois (DePaul)
Hector Herald SF 6’7/185 Pepperdine
Danny Herrera SF 6’4/215 Duquesne
Nate Hicks C 6’10/215 Georgia Tech
Naji Hibbert SG 6’5/185 Texas A&M
Devon Hodges PF 6’7/225 Bradley
Dante Holmes G 6’3 Florida Gulf Coast
Max Hooper SG 6’6/180 Harvard
Anthony Hubbard SF 6’5/220 Iowa (Morgan State)
Garrett Jackson SF 6’6/225 USC
James Johnson PF 6’9/235 Virginia (San Diego State)
Scooter Johnson SF 6’6/200 Kent State
Sidiki Johnson PF 6’8/220 Arizona (Providence)
Terry Johnson PG 6’0/180 UWGB
Deon Jones SG 6’6/180 Towson
Jamal Jones SF 6’8/185 Mississippi
Mookie Jones SF 6’6/220 Syracuse
Christian Kabongo SG 6’4/200 New Mexico State (Southern Mississippi)
Chim Kadima SG 6’4 Loyola-Chicago
Mathis Keita G/F 6’5 Gonzaga
Keala King SG 6’4/200 Arizona State (Long Beach State)
Willy Kouassi C 6’10/220 Auburn
Brendan Lane PF 6’9/225 UCLA
Shane Larkin PG 5’11/165 DePaul (Miami)
Trey Lewis PG 6’1/175 Penn State
Nurideen Lindsey SG 6’3/180 St. John’s (Rider)
Trent Lockett SG 6’4/210 Arizona State
Matt Lopez C 7’0/245 La Salle (Utah State)
Jordan Mackie SG 6’4/195 San Diego
Cody Mann PG 6’0/160 Colorado State
Tyrone Marshall PF/c 6’8/220 Wyoming
Mitch Marquis PG 6’0/170 UTEP
Andre McBroom G 6’0 Central Michigan
Reco McCarter F 6’7 VCU
T.J.McConnell PG 6’0/170 Duquesne
Tommie McCune SF 6’8/190 West Virginia
Alfonzo McKinnie PF 6’7/195 Eastern Illinois (UWGB)
Donte Medder PG 6’2/200 Tulsa
Alexis Moore PG 6’2/180 USC
Bernard Morena SF 6’8/215 Auburn
Khalil Murphy PF 6’7/190 San Francisco
Khufu Najee SG 6’2/180 San Jose State
Darius Nelson SF 6’5/225 UTEP (CS-Fullerton)
Dundrecous Nelson SG 5’11/195 Mississippi (Jackson State)
Calvin Newell PG 6’1/200 Oklahoma (Central Florida)
Anthony Odunsi SG 6’3/200 Utah
Alex Oriakhi PF 6’9/240 UConn
De’End Parker SG 6’6/215 UCLA (San Francisco)
Nate Perry SG 6’2/197 Youngstown State
Stacey Poole SG 6’4/200 Kentucky (Georgia Tech)
Jordan Railey C 6’11/250 Iowa State
Jarelle Reischel F 6’6/210 Rice
J.R. Reynolds SG 6’5/185 Rice
Glen Rice SG 6’5/205 Georgia Tech
Alex Rossi SG 6’6/180 California
Lamont Samuell SG 6’4/185 Fordham
Jordan Scott G 6’1/190 College of Charleston
Keith Sherrill SF 6’7 UNC-Charlotte
Tavon Sledge PG 5’9/165 Iowa State
David Smith G 6’3/205 Drake
DeVille Smith PG 5’11/165 Mississippi State
Evan Smotrycz PF 6’9/235 Michigan
Cory Stanton PG 5’10/170 Clemson (Tennessee)
Dazmond Starke PF 6’6/260 Idaho
Matt Stainbrook C 6’9/290 Western Michigan
Donivine Stewart PG 5’11/190 Bradley
Malik Stith PG 5’11/185 St. John’s
Mike Talley SG 5’11/180 Duquesne
Corbin Thomas PF 6’6/220 Missouri State
Steven Thornton SG 6’3/175 Utah State
Ben Vozzola SG 6’5/180 San Diego
Daymon Warren C 6’9/235 George Washington
Curtis Washington PF 6’10/245 Southern California
Wes Washpun PG 6’1/165 Tennessee
Judd Welfringer G 6’4/201 Drake
Renaldo Woolridge SF 6’9/215 Tennessee
Trey Zeigler SG 6’5/180 Central Michigan
Cale Zuiker PF 6’9/190 Youngstown State

Here are just a few of the recent articles on the latest transfer decisions:

ASU Leading Scorer Locket set to Transfer (AZCentral.com)
UConn’s Alex Oriakhi Transferring (Greenwich Time)
Transfers Leave Big Holes for Duquesne at Guard (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Smotrycz, Two Others Leave Michigan Hoops Team (USA Today)
Gilvydas Biruta Decides to Leave Rutgers (College Basketball Talk)
Wakes Chennault Wants to Play Closer to Home (Philly Inquirer)
Valpo Adds Two Transfer Guards – Including JUCO (NWI Times)

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