2018-2019 Grad & Sitout Transfer Thread



  • Unlikely KU will be involved but I’m sure some will end up on Big-12 teams. Post em all! The off-season is long



  • James Scott from Kennesaw State is transferring. Presumably transferring up. Averaged 17 ppg this year.



  • Mark Smith from Illinois, one time KU target



  • I don’t even remember all the ones I already posted. Mainly because I don’t expect KU to go for any.



  • Insert________ Kansas St player(s) after having to listen to Weber all year. It’s a yearly thing ya know



  • Terry Larrier is leaving Uconn. Averaged 13 pts a game. Talented player that will be sought after.



  • Jakolby Long transferring from ISU. I bet they go after Tyler Harris again now.



  • BShark said:

    Jakolby Long transferring from ISU. I bet they go after Tyler Harris again now.

    Seen that one coming…



  • @BeddieKU23 Writing was on the wall when he couldn’t crack the rotation on this year’s weak team and Lewis started playing ahead of him.



  • BShark said:

    @BeddieKU23 Writing was on the wall when he couldn’t crack the rotation on this year’s weak team and Lewis started playing ahead of him.

    And it wasn’t going to get easier for him next year with all the incoming guys.



  • @BeddieKU23 Agree, he was never going to see meaningful minutes.



  • @BeddieKU23

    UConn may lose quite a few guys with the coaching change. Jalen Adams and Christian Vital may also be available (top 2 scorers) if UConn is either put on probation or they don’t want to play for the next coach. UConn already lost an incoming recruit (James Akinjo - PG) that was ranked in the top 100. They also have a couple other four star guards that they were targeting that may be available for an enterprising coach.

    With the season being over for all but a few schools after this weekend, lots of coaching positions will open up as schools fire and hire, and as players ponder the NBA or using the grad transfer option.

    This site does a pretty good job of tracking transfers

    https://www.verbalcommits.com/transfers/2018?division=D1

    It updates daily (or even hourly) as news breaks, and even have whether the guy will be eligible immediately or not.



  • @justanotherfan

    Good site. Thanks

    Good Catch on Akinjo.

    I can see Vital looking around, still 2 more years to play.

    Adams really is in a tough spot. Either he returns for whatever new regime takes over, tries to go pro or has to transfer and sit a year just to play 1. I don’t think option #3 looks likely but who knows.

    I heard from my Brewster friend Kisunas will look around, one of Uconn’s recruits.



  • @BeddieKU23 Too bad Adams can’t grad transfer. He would be very appealing if that were the case.

    Will be interested to see where Kisunas ends up. As I mentioned before if KU wasn’t so loaded I’d hope we’d get involved.



  • @BeddieKU23

    It’s a lousy break to be a junior at a school where the coach gets fired/leaves. You either have to pick up and find somewhere else, or stick around and figure out a new regime. Maybe everything works out, but maybe it doesn’t and you end up in a lousy situation. With transfer rules the way they are, it’s really in most guys best interest to shoot for graduating in three years, that way if they don’t have pro aspirations, they at least have some say in where they finish their playing career. Remember, for most, their senior year in college will be the last basketball they will ever play. To have to either sit a year, or pick up an entirely new system isn’t exactly a dream scenario.



  • justanotherfan said:

    @BeddieKU23

    It’s a lousy break to be a junior at a school where the coach gets fired/leaves. You either have to pick up and find somewhere else, or stick around and figure out a new regime. Maybe everything works out, but maybe it doesn’t and you end up in a lousy situation. With transfer rules the way they are, it’s really in most guys best interest to shoot for graduating in three years, that way if they don’t have pro aspirations, they at least have some say in where they finish their playing career. Remember, for most, their senior year in college will be the last basketball they will ever play. To have to either sit a year, or pick up an entirely new system isn’t exactly a dream scenario.

    Absolutely agree. If the transfer rules change (and there’s certainly talk of it happening) a player like Adams in the future might be able to transfer for his last year and not sit if he’s not grad transfer eligible. Anytime a coach is fired kids should always have the option to seek a different opportunity.



  • @justanotherfan Those juniors just need to do better, then, and save their coaches’ jobs. :boom:



  • mayjay said:

    @justanotherfan Those juniors just need to do better, then, and save their coaches’ jobs. :boom:

    but not do too good where their coach leaves for a better opportunity.



  • @RockkChalkk In that case they get to declare for the NBA!



  • And all this time I thought kids went to school to get a degree and played sports on the side…silly me. :smile:



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    Sadly, that hasn’t been the case for more than 20 years, even at the D2 level!



  • @justanotherfan

    I know, just being sarcastic.:wink:



  • One to keep an eye on if we miss on Romeo… https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/ryan-taylor-2.html



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    One to keep an eye on if we miss on Romeo… https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/ryan-taylor-2.html

    You hearing anything in particular about KU already reaching out or just mentioning it?



  • We haven’t reached out since he was just announced today but KU will be active in the grad transfer market if they have a spot available and there’s a guy that fits a need.



  • @FarmerJayhawk Gotta imagine he’d be one of the best guard options around.



  • @BShark great piece to compete with Garrett for the 3 spot.



  • @BShark

    He really improved from year to year. Could be a good 1 year addition.



  • Advanced stats are not great but I’ll have to take a look at his film



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    Advanced stats are not great but I’ll have to take a look at his film

    That’s the only real concern. Someone had to score for this mediocre Evansville team. He took 18!! shots a game this year. The hope would be he could be a solid part of an actually good team in a smaller role.



  • BShark said:

    BeddieKU23 said:

    Advanced stats are not great but I’ll have to take a look at his film

    That’s the only real concern. Someone had to score for this mediocre Evansville team. He took 18!! shots a game this year. The hope would be he could be a solid part of an actually good team in a smaller role.

    Yeah just looking at it on paper he became option #1 so he took a lot of shots to get 21 points. Looking at his assists and other statistics its like he only showed up to shoot



  • Entire Pitt team wants to transfer. Good look for the ACC. LOL



  • @BeddieKU23

    I bet Dixon is looking pretty good right now…:smiley:



  • If Dixon does get one or two of those guys, that’s a huge coup for both him and for the Big 12. TCU’s improvement only strengthens the Big 12, much as Baylor going from being a bottom feeder to a solid team helped improve the Big 12 (remember how bad Baylor was for the first 6-7 years the Big 12 existed).

    As a conference, you always want teams moving up a rung. You want your worst teams to move from being bottom feeders to competitive, with an outside shot of making the NCAA tournament. That’s where Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State and KSU are right now. That’s where you want Iowa State to be next year as well. Obviously, all of those teams won’t make the tournament, but you want them to all have the chance. Out of that group, you want one of them to move from barely making the tournament to having a top 7 seed, along with Texas and TCU. Out of that group of three, you want one of them to move into a position where they can get a top 5 seed along with WVU and Texas Tech. And finally, from that group, you want one to move up to the level of KU, where they are a legit threat to get on the one or two line, and have a chance to go to the Final Four. If you have two top 2 seeds, two more top 5 seeds, two more top 7 seeds, and three of the other four teams in the conference on the bubble, whether they make it in or not, that’s a really strong league, both in terms of depth, and in terms of top talent.

    The Big 12 has the bottom part and the middle part. They just need to take care of the top part.



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    Entire Pitt team wants to transfer. Good look for the ACC. LOL

    Yep.

    https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2018/3/16/17129338/pitt-transfers-kevin-stallings





  • Keep an eye on Joshua Langford at MSU. Not happening for sure yet but could. Hearing this from family that are MSU grads and donors.



  • BShark said:

    Keep an eye on Joshua Langford at MSU. Not happening for sure yet but could. Hearing this from family that are MSU grads and donors.

    Really, I would love to add him if he became available



  • 100% a take.I do not think Izzo has gotten the best from him yet. His PER and stats are very similar to a Freshman Malik and Sophomore Vick. His game is probably somewhere in the middle of those two. I think he would be the exact type of guy you would want 2 years from now. Would help tremendously with depth in case Grimes ends up a OAD.

    I love the idea of taking high-end transfers to bolster depth in the future. Let’s you recruit OAD talent for immediate needs much better without having a drop off after they leave. I really like the idea of having 1 or 2 transfers each season taking up your last two scholarships. I think that helps ego issues with players and allows you to get better players than you probably would on a 12th and/or 13th scholarship most years.



  • Thoughts on Jalek Felton?



  • Kcmatt7 said:

    Thoughts on Jalek Felton?

    Hell no.



  • @BShark What did he even do? I haven’t really heard a report.



  • @Kcmatt7 Lots of rumors. I wouldn’t go near him because we don’t need to.

    This thread is funny: https://247sports.com/college/north-carolina-state/Board/103752/Contents/What-happened-to-Jalek-Felton-115432094



  • @BShark Lol that is actually pretty dang funny.

    But it is a good point that we don’t need another PG.



  • Dear lord State fans are the most paranoid out there. The Felton thing was open and shut. The university did its work and gave him the boot. Felton will likely land at a JuCo or some no name program desperate for any talent. No program should go near him. Kid is a real piece of work.



  • @FarmerJayhawk

    South Carolina may bite. Who knows though.



  • @FarmerJayhawk We are talking about a fan base that started an investigation into UNC which led to the NCAA investigation XD.



  • @BeddieKU23 I can’t see Martin adding him. He took Bowen only after satisfying himself the kid had no part in the Louisville scam. A heckuva lot harder to find innocence in Felton.



  • @mayjay South Carolina has expressed interest.



  • @BShark oh I get that. I just live among them. Their little bro complex makes KSU’s look like a mild disagreement.


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