UConn men’s basketball transfers
UConn has a small number of ex-players who have achieved various levels of success after moving out of stose.
The turmoil in Kevin Olly’s UConn Men’s Basketball Program has led many athletes to transfer to and from the program. Husky’s history of player transfers has been very successful, but in some cases the transfer of graduates used as plugs to leaky rosters has failed.
When a new UConn employee leaves the program to play at another school, his grades usually drop. In recent years, they have come to Louisville, Notre Dame, and other top programs looking for better opportunities.
Let’s take a look at the performance of these players.
Stephen Enoch finished his college career as a key person on the Louisville team, who finished 14th in the Associated Press at the end of the season. Enoch, who played for two seasons at UConn, improved the game as soon as he joined the Cardinals, starting in 28 of his 31st grade games and playing the last five minutes of the team. His defense was much better than offense, but he grew up as a scorer enough to score an average of 9.5 points per game in two seasons at ACC, and even with the efficiency of ACC’s 15th player at the conference. Became one of the better rebounders. evaluation.
Vance Jackson’s third year, his second year in New Mexico, did not bring the developmental leap he wanted. His score, especially as a jumper, remains strong, but his defense still has many challenges, and most of his numbers have declined while he played a smaller role on the team. .. New Mexico graduates a handful of seniors in the offseason, so Jackson could play a bigger part in the Lobos success next year.
Despite starting 31 games, Juwan Durham may not have been the biggest name on Notre Dame, but he was unquestionably the Fighting Irishs best defensive player on a team that desperately needed the help. Durham was third in the ACC in blocked shots, and got a lot more productive on the offensive end—although he still isn’t a versatile scorer, hes making a much higher percentage of his shots now. The one year Husky only played 8.3 minutes per game during his lone season in Storrs, and now appears to be a completely different player, exemplifying the benefits of developing your young prospects.
Another couple of players are worth mentioning for this article, though they never set foot on campus. James Akinjo was originally the signatories of the 2018 class UConn until he was released from NLI after the coach change. He spent the season for Georgetown, averaging 13 points and 5 assists per game, and then announced his intention to bring 7 games to the second campaign. Former Kevin Ollie is currently committed to Arizona.
Another former Ollie signer, Emmitt Matthews, averages just under 6 points per game in West Virginia. Mackay Ashton Langford, the 2017 signer for release from the Memorandum, was removed from Providence after two years of minimal production and is now
Since the arrival of Dan Harley, Husky has been able to retain most players. Alterique Gilbert leaves as a graduate to find more playing time, but the program is significantly more stable than in recent years. Husky will be R.J. Cole will be available next year after a New Jersey native transfers from Howard University. UConn may look to the transfer market this offseason to fill the opening in the rest of the roster.