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Former Mount St. Mary’s Guard Jonah Antonio Transfers to South Plains College

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As a freshman in 2017-18, guard Jonah Antonio averaged 11.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game at Mount St. Mary’s. (Source: Jonah Antonio on Twitter) (Header: South Plains College)

LEVELLAND, Tex. — Chalk up another Division I transfer for the South Plains College Texans.

Since the 2017-18 season came to a close, close to 750 players have either transferred from a Division I school, or have moved up a level and have committed to a Division I program. With the large number, players are bound to transfer anywhere and everywhere. The majority stay at the top level, while plenty still transfer elsewhere as they look for the best fit for their game and their development.

One program that has done rather well this off-season is South Plains College.

Last season, the Texans had four Division I transfers on their roster, including the ever-talented Jordan Brangers. Year after year, South Plains College is present on the transfer market, and this year has been no different.

Earlier this off-season, they added Jamar Ergas (Washington State Huskies) and Trey Wade (UTEP Miners) to the mix for the 2018-19 season. On Monday, they added another talented player for the upcoming campaign, as guard Jonah Antonio committed to the Texans over other Division I programs. Continue reading Former Mount St. Mary’s Guard Jonah Antonio Transfers to South Plains College

Ten Underrated Graduate Transfers for the 2018-19 Season

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After three years at Central Connecticut State, point guard Austin Nehls will take his talents to the MAC as a member of the Ball State Cardinals for the 2018-19 season. (Source: Mid-Major Madness) (Header: The Virginian-Pilot)

SARNIA, Ont. — It’s easy to be overlooked in today’s college basketball world.

According to Verbal Commits, over 700 players have transferred this season, and the list continues to grow with each passing day. Last season, a total of 885 players transferred to different schools across North America. Many fans and members of the media focus on the higher profile players, thus overlooking several players who will have significant impacts at smaller programs across the NCAA.

This off-season has been no different. All eyes tend to focus on the power conference schools, overlooking the vast majority of programs until the NCAA Tournament rolls around. However, there is a ton of talent on the move this season that will have a big impact on how the 2018-19 season plays out.

Several of this year’s transfers qualify as graduate transfers, meaning they’re eligible to play immediately for their new programs. The graduate transfer market has grown with each passing season, and the likes of the Nevada Wolf Pack and Xavier Musketeers have loaded up on talent by way of the graduate transfer market in recent years.

With such an extensive list of transfers out there, it’s tough to narrow lists down. Instead of listing the top graduate transfers for next season, we took a different approach. Here are 10 graduate transfers who have been overlooked this off-season, but will have a strong impact with their new programs throughout the 2018-19 season.
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Bryant Lands Commitment From Murray State Graduate Transfer Byron Hawkins

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Graduate transfer Byron Hawkins committed to Bryant on Sunday, giving new head coach Jared Grasso his first major commitment on the transfer market. (Source: Murray State Athletics)

SMITHFIELD, RI. — The Northeast Conference tends to see its fair share of talent transfer to bigger programs across the NCAA, and while players do transfer into the conference, they aren’t necessarily the biggest names out there.

On Sunday, the Bryant Bulldogs added a graduate transfer who has NCAA Tournament experience, and brings with him a wealth of experience that can help the Bulldogs right away in 2018-19.

Towards the end of April, junior guard Byron Hawkins was granted his release from the Murray State Racers, where he spent the last two seasons. Prior to his time with the Racers, Hawkins played two seasons with the Towson Tigers, where he emerged as a star in 2015-16 as a sophomore.

Now, Hawkins will take his talents to the state of Rhode Island, where he will join an intriguing core group at Bryant in the Northeast Conference. Continue reading Bryant Lands Commitment From Murray State Graduate Transfer Byron Hawkins

Believe in Yourself: How Andre Wolford Went From Zero Division I Offers to One of The Nation’s Top Shooters at Saint Francis

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Andre Wolford didn’t receive a single scholarship offer from a Division I program out of high school, and is now one of the top three point shooters in the country. (Source: Saint Francis Athletics) (Header: Saint Francis Athletics)

LORETTO, Pa. — Zero.

That’s the number of Division I offers that guard Andre Wolford had out of high school.

One.

That’s how many people truly believed in Wolford’s abilities on the hardwood and knew he was wood enough to play at the top level in college.

That person was Andre himself.

“I want people to hear my story not for my own benefit, but to be a ray of hope in their careers,” said Wolford. “I want players to learn from my story to have faith in themselves, because there is always going to be people rooting against them.”

“But if you work hard and make sure you get better everyday, something good will come for it.” Continue reading Believe in Yourself: How Andre Wolford Went From Zero Division I Offers to One of The Nation’s Top Shooters at Saint Francis

Colson and Brey Ejected in Notre Dame’s 71-53 Win Over St. Francis Brooklyn

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Notre Dame shot 41.4% from the field and out rebounded St. Francis 43-37 (Source: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

SOUTH BEND, IN. — Coming off of a demoralizing loss to the third-ranked team in the country on Thursday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish added another “W” to the win column Sunday afternoon, as they defeated the St. Francis (Brooklyn) Terriers, 71-53.

While the Terriers are not the flashiest opponent, the game brought plenty of excitement, as Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey and Bonzie Colson were tossed from the game with six minutes left in the second half.

Sunday afternoon’s game marked the first time in 23 years that Mike Brey has ever been thrown out from a game.

The ejections did not concern the Irish one bit, as they handled the Terriers with ease towards the end. But, what should concern the Irish is the fact that the bench continued to under perform, even against an opponent like St. Francis.

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Balanced scoring attack leads LIU Brooklyn to 104-68 win over New Rochelle

Raiquan Clark recorded 17 points, six rebounds and five assists on Monday, and all five starters for LIU Brooklyn scored in double-figures in their 104-68 win over New Rochelle.

BROOKLYN, NY — Coming into Tuesday, The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds were 0-2 on the season, losing games to the Tulane Green Waves and the Fordham Rams.

LIU had their home opener against second-year basketball Division lll program the College New Rochelle Blue Angels in the Steinberg Wellness Centre.

Head coach Derek Kellogg made his debut at home and his team did not disappoint. The Blackbirds came out hungry, led by Joel Hernandez, who scored five of the team’s first seven points on the night. It was matched quick by the Blue Angels, and the teams were trading baskets early on. Continue reading Balanced scoring attack leads LIU Brooklyn to 104-68 win over New Rochelle