EDINBURG, Tex. — As the off-season continues to roll along, more and more big names seem to be hitting the transfer market in the later months.
Just a couple weeks ago, sophomore guard C.J. Bryce announced he was transferring from the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, and he committed to Kevin Keatts and the NC State Wolfpack a short time later.
Now, on Friday afternoon, the transfer market picked up some more depth by way of a player who has flown under the radar for two years in the WAC.
For fans outside of the WAC, and the state of Texas, paying attention to the UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros isn’t high on their priority list. However, over the past two years, those fans have missed the emergence of a talented scoring guard who is now looking for his new home.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, sophomore guard Antonio Green has announced his intentions to transfer after two seasons with the Vaqueros.
Borzello took to Twitter to announce Green’s intentions.
Last season, Green averaged 16.7 points per game, good for second-best on the team, while also adding 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He scored in double figures in 26 of the Vaqueros’ game in 2016-17.
Over the last two seasons, Green recorded a combined 170 three-pointers, including the aforementioned 111 a year ago. In two seasons, he shot 37.5% from beyond the arc.
Green will bring a burst of offense to whichever team he lands with. While it’s expected that his numbers will decrease if he makes the move to a bigger conference, the talent is still there for him to have an impact from the outset in 2018-19.
Depending on where Green opts to transfer, he may be required to sit out a year due to transfer regulations in the NCAA.
Over his two years with the Vaqueros, Green was one half of a formidable one-two punch on the offensive end with Nick Dixon. Instead of having one of the top tandems in the conference for one last time in 2017-18, the Vaqueros have now seen seven players transfer out of the program this off-season with Green’s recent decision.
– T. Bennett