SAN MARCOS, Ca. — With each passing year, the number of players who transfer schools is staggering.
The current tally for the 2017 transfer list sits at 721, according to Verbal Commits. That number is down slightly from the total of 809 transfers in 2016, but there’s still time for that number to grow and push the 800-mark.
Not all of those players are transferring to other Division I schools. Rather, many are taking alternative routes, with the hopes of returning to the Division I level before their collegiate careers are done.
For reasons that we never will know for certain, players go down a level with the hopes of proving their talents to Division I schools. Some are looking for more minutes, while some are simply looking for a better fit.
One of the biggest players on the transfer market in recent years has been the Cal State San Marcos Cougars, who will play at the Division II level as full members for the first time in 2017-18. Last year alone, they added five players with Division I experience to their roster.
This off-season, they have added a couple more, including a strong addition to the back court on Saturday.
Guard Asa Cantwell, who played two seasons with the Houston Baptist Huskies, announced he was transferring to the Cougars. Continue reading Asa Cantwell transfers to Division II Cal State San Marcos