The college basketball graduate transfer season is really starting to get crazy. There's lots of teams looking for grad transfers, and we're seeing new names pop up all of the time. That includes one commit and three potential transfers who have been added to their respective lists tonight.
Zach Hankins, Center / Post, is leaving Ferris State and taking his grad transfer to Xavier. Hankins just won the Division 2 Player of the Year award, as well as the National Championship with the Bulldogs. He has one year of eligibility left.
Matt Mooney, a guard, could be taking his graduate transfer from South Dakota. He's still considering his options, but could be moving on after a coaching change. Mooney is considered by some as one of the best mid-major players in the country.
Ryan Welage, a forward, could be a grad transfer from San Jose State. He hasn't red-shirted, but could switch majors and graduate early in order to be eligible. We'll keep an eye on him as his situation potentially clarifies.
Evan Boudreaux, a high scoring forward, will now take his graduate transfer to Purdue. Boudreaux played two years for Dartmouth before sitting out this season with the intent of taking a grad transfer. He decommitted from Xavier earlier this week.
Here's a list of other guys added to the college basketball grad transfer list:
A few more names to the potential graduate transfer list.
Connor MacDougall is leaving New Mexico. The forward missed this past season with an injury, but was an important role player for the Lobos during the 2016-2017 season. He has one year of college basketball remaining.
And Braedon Bayer, a guard, is leaving Syracuse as a grad transfer. Bayer came to Syracuse as a walk on transfer from Division III Grinnell and was put on scholarship for part of this season. He played a couple of critical minutes during the NCAA Tournament after being pressed into action because of foul troubles.
Another busy day for college basketball graduate transfers.
First, Evan Boudreaux de-committed from Xavier, who he originally committed to back in December. Boudreaux did not play this season for Dartmouth, and after he graduates this spring, the forward will have two years of eligibility remaining as a grad transfer. He's moving on from his commitment to Xavier following the departure of their coach. Boudreaux averaged 17.5 points a game for the Big Green over two seasons.
Also, Trey Touchet, a guard, has announced his graduate transfer from UTEP to McNeese State. Touchet is a Louisiana native who has been a role player for the Miners over the last three seasons, averaging about three points per game. He has one year of eligibility left.
A busy day in college basketball, as a half dozen players announced their intentions to take graduate transfers.
Justin Coleman, a guard, is taking a grad transfer from Samford. Originally a part of the Alabama basketball team, Coleman lead the Bulldogs with 13.5 points per game this season. He has one season of eligibility remaining.
And last but not least, Nat Dixon, a guard-forward tweener, is leaving Tennessee-Chattanooga. Originally a college football player, Dixon has successfully switched gears and lead his team in scoring this season with almost 14 points per game. He has one year of college basketball remaining.
Keyshawn Woods, a guard from Wake Forest, is graduating this spring. Whether he uses his graduate transfer is unclear at the moment, but he does have one year of eligibility remaining. He was the 6th man for the Deacs this year and put up 12 points a game. He's certain to be in demand if he decides to play another year of college basketball.
Meanwhile, Otas Iyekekpolor, a forward from Central Arkansas, is on the grad transfer market. The Canadian transplant has one year of eligibility remaining. He's been a role player for the Bears for the last couple of seasons, and he told us he's looking for another Division 1 opportunity.
Be sure to keep checking back to the college basketball potential transfer list.
The latest is Abdul Lewis, a forward from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds a game for the Highlanders. He's a local kid - a Newark native - so don't be surprised if he ends up in the Tri-State area. Lewis will have one year of eligibility left after he takes his grad transfer.
And be sure to check back - the graduate transfer market will keep on churning over the next few weeks.
Hope you're enjoying the best college basketball day of the year!
The potential graduate transfer list is kicking growing. Two more additions this evening.
Tariq Owens, a lengthy forward from St. John's, is taking a graduate transfer after he receives his degree in May. Owens appeared in all 33 games for St. John's this season, starting 26 of them. He was an important presence in the middle, averaging almost three blocks a game. Owens has one year of eligibility remaining.
Meanwhile, Ryan Taylor, a guard from Evansville, is exploring the possibility of taking a grad transfer. Taylor was a critical component for the Aces this season, averaging 21 points and 35 minutes a game. He hasn't ruled out the possibility of staying at Evansville, but he's on the list because he is eligible to be a graduate transfer. If he does leave Evansville, he'll have one year of elgibility remaining.
Three additions to the potential grad transfer list in the basketball section.
Perris Hicks, a guard, is leaving Fordham with his degree this spring. A California native, he played two years of JUCO before transferring to the Bronx to play for the Rams. However, he lost his junior year to injury, which gives him one more year of college basketball. He averaged about seven points per game this season.
Wil Bathurst, a guard / forward in-betweener, is taking a graduate transfer from Cornell to close out his career. He was hurt early in the season, and because the Ivy League doesn't allow redshirting, Bathurst can take that extra year to play elsewhere. He's been a trusted role player for the Big Red.
Tory Miller-Stewart, a forward, is taking his grad transfer from Colorado. A broken foot kept him out for most of this past season, giving him another season of college basketball. Mills-Stewart appeared in 100 games for the Buffaloes and served as an important reserve throughout his career.
Noah Yates is a fascinating story, as was highlighted yesterday in the New Haven Register. He went to Yale to play football, retired due to injury, joined the basketball team, and has become a key role player there.
Ivy League rules prevent players from playing a fifth year, even if they lose a year to injury. So Yates has a year of eligibility remaining because he didn't play four years of college basketball for the Bulldogs. He's already expressed a desire to use his graduate transfer, and in the article, he says he's already been in contact with other schools. We'll update you when he decides where he'll take that grad transfer.
Ikenna Smart, an important big for Buffalo, was honored at Senior Night this week. His coach indicated after the game that Smart is married, and his wife is in North Carolina, so it's likely he'll likely leave Buffalo and use his final year of eligibility to play college basketball somewhere in that region. His graduate transfer is not yet official, but it's worth keeping an eye on.